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Subtlety of Emotions

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ISBN-10: 0262523191

ISBN-13: 9780262523196

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

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Description:

Drawing on a variety of theoretical approaches and popular sources, this book provides an account of emotions in all their subtlety, presenting both an overall conceptual framework of emotions and a discussion of individual emotions. All the ideas are illustrated with examples from everyday life.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 627
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Nature of Emotions
The Complexity of Emotions
Reasons for the complexity of emotions
Explaining emotions
Summary
What Is an Emotion?
The typical cause of emotion
The typical emotional concern
The typical emotional object
Cause, concern and object
Typical characteristics
Difficulties and objections
Summary
Basic Components
Intentionality and feeling
The cognitive component
The evaluative component
The motivational component
The feeling component
Comparing the different components
Difficulties and objections
Some conceptual aspects
Summary
The Affective Realm
Typical cases of affective phenomena
Emotions and sentiments
Moods and affective traits
Affective disorders
Classifying the emotions
Positive and negative emotions
Basic and nonbasic emotions
Summary
When Feelings Overflow--Emotional Intensity
The complexity of emotional intensity
Intensity variables
Personal makeup
Summary
Rationality and Functionality
The rationality of emotions
The functionality of emotions
Emotional intelligence
Emotions and communication
Summary
Emotions and Imagination
The role of imagination in emotions
Types of imagination
Counterfactual imagination
Positive illusions
Emotions in the future world
Emotions and luck
Summary
Everything Is Not under Control--Regulating the Emotions
Possible divisions of regulating means
The nature of regulating means
Combining all means
Summary
Emotions and Morality
Emotions and moral responsibility
Emotional and moral evaluations
Emotional partiality and morality
Further moral advantage of emotions
Integrating emotions into moral decisions
Emotions and tolerance
Summary
Analyzing Emotions
Why Do We Feel Bad When You Feel Good?--Envy and Jealousy
General characteristics
Borderline cases
Relationships with other emotions
Intensity variables
Envy and social inequality
Moral value
Why Do We Feel Bad When You Feel Bad?--Pity, Compassion, and Mercy
General characteristics
Relationships with other emotions
Intensity variables
Moral value
Why Do We Feel Good No Matter What You Feel?--Happy-For and Pleasure-in-Others'-Misfortune
Happy-for
Pleasure-in others'-misfortune
Relationships with other emotions
Intensity variables
Moral value
When You Are Bad, I Am Mad--Anger, Hate, Disgust, and Contempt
General characteristics
Relationships with other emotions
Intensity variables
Moral value
The Sweetest Emotions--Romantic Love and Sexual Desire
General characteristics
Relationships with other emotions
Intensity variables
Hurting the one you love
Moral value
Caring about Oneself--Happiness and Sadness
Happiness
Sadness
Grief
Loneliness
Moral value
Caring about Our Future--Hope and Fear
General characteristics
Relationships with other emotions
Intensity variables
Moral value
Taking Account of Our Specific Deeds--Pride, Regret, Guilt, and Embarrassment
General characteristics
Relationships with other emotions
Moral value
Caring about the Self--Pridefulness and Shame
General characteristics
Relationships with other emotions
Moral value
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index