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The Dark Side Philosophical Reflections on the Negative Emotions (English) Pape

The Dark Side Philosophical Reflections on the Negative Emotions (English) Pape

The Dark Side Philosophical Reflections on the Negative Emotions (English) Pape
The Dark Side: Philosophical Reflections on the Negative Emotions. For this reason, the editors stress the importance of raising analytical questions about the valence of particular emotions and focussing on the features that make these emotions ambivalent: how - despite their negativity - such emotions may turn out to be positive. This book takes the reader on a philosophical quest to understand the dark side of emotions. The chapters are devoted to the analysis of negative emotions and are organized in a historical manner, spanning the period from ancient Greece to the present time.

Each chapter addresses analytical questions about specific emotions generally considered to be unfavorable and classified as negative. The general aim of the volume is to describe the polymorphous and context-sensitive nature of negative emotions as well as changes in the ways people have interpreted these emotions across different epochs.

The editors speak of'the dark side of the emotions' because their goal is to capture the ambivalent - unstable and shadowy - aspects of emotions. A number of studies have taken the categorial distinction between positive and negative emotions for granted, suggesting that negative emotions are especially significant for our psychological experience because they signal difficult situations. This opens up a perspective in which each emotion can be understood as a complex interlacing of negative and positive properties. The collection presents a thoughtful dialogue between philosophy and contemporary scientific research. It offers the reader insight by illuminating the dark side of the emotions.

Paola Giacomoni, Sara Dellantonio, Nicol. Takes readers on a quest to understand the dark side of emotions Illustrates that emotions are a complex mix of negative and positive properties Presents a dialogue between philosophy and science. Series Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind. Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9783030551254
  • Book Title: The Dark Side: Philosophical Reflections on the Negative Emotions
  • ISBN: 9783030551254
  • EAN: 9783030551254

The Dark Side Philosophical Reflections on the Negative Emotions (English) Pape