What's in a smile? Can happiness be defined? Is there such a thing as romantic love without idealization? Can we understand schizophrenic dread? Are emotions caused by thoughts? How can fiction enrich our emotional lives? These are some of the questions discussed in this anthology. Putting the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to work, stellar contributors address subjects ranging from philosophy to affective neuroscience to literary theory. Beyond being a source of inspiration for the advanced reader in the philosophy of emotion, anyone with a general interest in understanding the emotions should benefit from reading this book.
Contributors: John V. Canfield - Alice Crary - David Cockburn - Peter M.S. Hacker - Lars Hertzberg - Phil Hutchinson - Danièle Moyal-Sharrock - Duncan Richter - Rupert Read - Joachim Schulte