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Feelings transformed : philosophical theories of the emotions, 1270-1670 /

What are emotions? How do they arise? How do they relate to other mental and bodily states? And what is their specific structure? The book discusses these questions, focusing on medieval and early modern theories. It looks at a great number of authors, ranging from Aquinas to Spinoza, and shows that...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Perler, Dominik, (Author)
Other Authors: Crawford, Tony (Translator), (Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
German
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series:Emotions of the past.
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Table of Contents:
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  • I.1.
  • Philosophical Approach to Emotions
  • I.2.
  • Why Historical Analysis?
  • I.3.
  • Twofold Transformation
  • 1.
  • Thomas Aquinas: Emotions as Sensual Movements
  • 1.1.
  • Simple Explanation?
  • 1.2.
  • Soul and Its Faculties
  • 1.3.
  • Characterization and Classification of the Emotions
  • 1.4.
  • Cognitive Content of Emotions: Fear and Anger
  • 1.5.
  • How Can Emotions Be Rationally Controlled?
  • 2.
  • John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham: Emotions in the Will
  • 2.1.
  • Two Kinds of Emotions
  • 2.2.
  • Pain as a Sensual Suffering
  • 2.3.
  • Sadness and Free Will
  • 2.4.
  • Separation of the Parts of the Soul and Its Consequences
  • 2.5.
  • Love, Enjoyment, and Voluntary Control
  • 3.
  • Michel de Montaigne: A Skeptical View of Emotions
  • 3.1.
  • Theoretical Approach?
  • 3.2.
  • Dynamic Pyrrhonism
  • 3.3.
  • Applying the Skeptical Method: Sadness, Fear, and Anger
  • 3.4.
  • Is a Systematic Order of the Emotions Possible?
  • 3.5.
  • Natural Moderation Instead of Control
  • 4.
  • Rene Descartes: A Dualist View of Emotions
  • 4.1.
  • Mechanistic Theory of Feelings?
  • 4.2.
  • Functional Unity of Body and Mind
  • 4.3.
  • Emotions as Representations
  • 4.4.
  • Wonder and the Taxonomy of Emotions
  • 4.5.
  • Self-Control through Self-Respect
  • 5.
  • Baruch de Spinoza: Emotions as Psychophysical Units
  • 5.1.
  • Naturalistic Approach
  • 5.2.
  • Metaphysical Frame: Monism and Causal Order
  • 5.3.
  • Passive and Active Emotions
  • 5.4.
  • Intellectualistic and Egoistic Error?
  • 5.5.
  • Rationalistic Therapy.