What Would Aristotle Do? Self-Control Through the Power of Reason

ISBN-10: 1591020700
ISBN-13: 9781591020707
Edition: 2003
Authors: Elliot D. Cohen
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 251
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Cohen is chair of the Department of Humanities and professor of philosophy at Indian River Community College.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Reason Is Next to Godliness
Philosophers Who Hang Out Their Shingles
What to Expect from This Book
Aristotle's Aphrodisiac: Moderation Satisfies
Your Lesson Plan: A Brief Overview
Reason Is Drug-Free, Internal Medicine!
How You May Be Unknowingly Tormenting Yourself, and What You Can Do to Feel Better
Reasoning in Everyday Life
Is There a Philosopher in the House?
How You Deduce Your Actions from Premises
The Tragic Case of Larry
Rules, Reports, and Refutations
Antidotes and Antidotal Reasoning
What Goes On in an Emotional Crisis
Hiding Out in the Bedroom: The Case of Jason
The Objects of Your Emotions
Your Bodily Feelings
Replaying Your Bodily Feelings
Emotional Reasoning
A Closer Look at Jason's Emotional Reasoning
The Emotion Loop
How to Get Control of Your Emotions
A Trial of Nerves: The Case of Harry
Using Antidotal Reasoning to Control Your Emotions
Behaving Yourself
Reframing Your Situation
Drug Therapy
How to Deal with Conflict between Emotion and Intellect
An Emotionally Torn Mom: The Case of Myra
Cognitive Dissonance
Fighting Cognitive Dissonance with Your Strongest Antidote
Flexing Your Willpower Muscle
Some Virulent Strains of Thinking
Rules You May Be Using to Seriously Disturb Yourself
What's a Fallacy?
Some Very Virulent Fallacies of Emotion
Demanding Perfection
Awfulizing
Terrificizing
I-Can't-Stand-It-Itis
Damnation
I Just Can't Help This Feeling
Thou Shalt Upset Yourself
Rules That May Be Impeding the Quality of Your Interpersonal Relations
The-World-Revolves-Around-Me Thinking
Blackmailing
Making a Stink
Pity Mongering
Beating Around the Bush
Poisoning the Well
Getting Even
Jumping on the Bandwagon
Reports That May Be behind Your Self-Destructive Emotions and Actions
Overgeneralizing
Black-or-White Thinking
Magnifying Risks
Wishful Thinking
Concocting Explanations
Could-a/Would-a/Should-a Thinking
Personifying
How to Identify and Refute Your Faulty Thinking, and Find Antidotes to It
How to Formulate and Check Your Emotional Reasoning
Identifying Your Conclusion
Filing Your Report
Finding Your Assumed Rule
Refuting and Finding Antidotes to Your Unrealistic Premises
How to Read between the Emotional Lines
Staging a Practice Session
Checking Out the Reasoning behind Your Actions
Fallacy Syndromes
How to Refute Your Faulty Thinking
Checking for Counterexamples
Checking for Evidence
Checking for Self-Defeating Consequences
Checking for Double Standards
Refuting Faulty Thinking and Finding Antidotes
How to Find Antidotes to Your Faulty Thinking
Antidotal Shoulds and Shouldn'ts: Some Hot Tips
How Refutation Can Help You Find Antidotes
Putting Your Antidotes to Work
Fallacies of Emotion: Refutations and Antidotes
Fallacies of Action: Refutations and Antidotes
Fallacies of Reporting: Refutations and Antidotes
How Antidotes Can Work Together
How to Set Yourself Free: Antidotes to an Oppressive Upbringing
Two Willing Slaves: The Case of Anne and Bob
Autonomy
Socialization
The Self-Evidence Fallacy
Social Conformity
Mind-Sets and Stereotyping
Feeling Free versus Being Free
Zeroing In on Some Troublesome Emotions
How to Control Your Anger
A Love Consumed by Flames: The Case of Peter and Fran
The Getting-Even Syndrome
The Grudge Syndrome
A Case of Explosive Rage
The Short-Fuse Syndrome
Rational Anger
How to Cope with Your Anxiety
The Search for Meaning: A Case of Confronting Your Own Mortality
Defining Your Own Meanings of Life
A Sexual Midlife Crisis: Desiring Younger Women
The Woman Who Threw Out the Knives: A Case of Obsessive-Compulsiveness
The Slippery Slope Syndrome
Damning Self-Doubts
Afraid of the Dark: A Case of a Phobic Client
The Out-of-Control Panic Syndrome
The Nervous Nurse: A Case of Job-Related Anxiety
The Control-to-Get-Approval Syndrome
Overcoming Depression
The Death of My Beloved Father: How I Grieved Eight Years Later
The Dutiful Mourner
A Suicidal, Sexually Abused Woman
The Guilt Trip Syndrome
A Suicidal Woman with Lou Gehrig's Disease
More Than One Fish in the Sea: A Woman Going through Divorce
The Halo Syndrome
Working on Your Happiness
Beware Faulty Thinking
Aristotle's Antidote
Further Reading
Index
About the Author

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