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Emotions and Understanding
Wittgensteinian Perspectives
 
 
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27 Nov 2008
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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


Description


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


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Wittgensteinian Perspectives on the Philosophy Of Emotion - Introducing the Chapters of this Anthology; Y.Gustafsson, C.Kronqvist& M.McEachrane
Wittgenstein's Commonsense Realism about the Mind; A.Crary
Wittgenstein on Emotion; J.Schulte
The Conceptual Framework for the Investigation of Emotions; P.M.S.Hacker
Emotion-Philosophy-Science; P.Hutchinson
Capturing Emotional Thoughts - The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; M.McEachrane
The Self and the Emotions; J.V.Canfield
What's in a Smile?; L.Hertzberg
Emotion, Expression and Conversation; D.Cockburn
Illusions of Empathy; Y.Gustafsson
The Fiction of Paradox: Really Feeling for Anna Karenina; D.Moyal-Sharrock
On The Pursuit of Happiness; D.Richter
Our Struggles with Reality; C.Kronqvist
Extreme Aversive Emotions – A Wittgensteinian Approach to Dread; R.Read
Index


Authors

YLVA GUSTAFSSON researches and teaches at the Department of Philosophy at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Her interests in philosophy are; moral philosophy, philosophy of psychology and philosophy of anthropology.

CAMILLA KRONQVIST researches and teaches at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Her research interests include moral philosophy, the philosophy of psychology and feminist philosophy.

MICHAEL McEACHRANE is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Among his research interests are the philosophy of psychology and the philosophy of race. He has published a number of articles and co-edited Sverige och de Andra: Postkoloniala Perspektiv (2001).