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This 1996 book is the result of a uniquely productive union of philosophy, psychoanalysis and anthropology, and explores the complexity and importance of emotions. Michael Stocker places emotions at the very centre of human identity, life and value. He lays bare how our culture's idealisation of rationality pervades the philosophical tradition and leads those who wrestle with serious ethical and philosophical problems into distortion and misunderstanding. Professor Stocker shows how important are the social and emotional contexts of ethical dilemmas and inner conflicts, and he challenges philosophical theories that try to overgeneralise and over-simplify by leaving out the particulars of each situation. In offering a realistic account of emotions and an in-depth analysis of how psychological factors affect judgments of all kind, this book will interest a broad range of readers across the disciplines of philosophy and psychology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521567862
ISBN-10: 0521567866
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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