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True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Robert C. Solomon


This book states that we live our lives through our emotions, and that it is our emotions which give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, what bores us; all of this defines us, gives us character, constitutes who we are. This book illuminates the rich life of the emotions: why we don't really understand them, what they really are, and how they make us human and give meaning to life. The book provides a guide to cutting-edge scientific research, as well as to what philosophers and psychologists have said on the subject, but it also emph ... More

Keywords: emotions, character, love, anger, fear, guilt, jealousy, compassion, living, happiness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368536
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Solomon, author