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Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History

Alix Cohen and Robert Stern


This book comprises a collection of original papers that reflect on the philosophical understanding of emotions from Greek thinkers to the present day. Central figures discussed include Aristotle, Aquinas, Ockham, Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, James, Brentano, Stumpf, Scheler, Heidegger, and Sartre. Central issues include the taxonomy of the emotions; the distinction between emotions, passions, feelings, and moods; the relation between the emotions and reason; the relationship between the self and the emotions. A ... More

Keywords: emotions, passions, history of philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198766858
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198766858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alix Cohen, editor
Chancellor's Fellow, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Robert Stern, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield