Emotions and Understanding Wittgensteinian Perspectives

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This unique collection of articles on emotion by Wittgensteinian philosophers provides a fresh perspective on the questions framing the current philosophical and scientific debates about emotions and offers significant insights into the role of emotions for understanding interpersonal relations and the relation between emotion and ethics.

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Wittgenstein's Commonsense Realism about the Mindp. 12
Wittgenstein on Emotionp. 27
The Conceptual Framework for the Investigation of Emotionsp. 43
Emotion-Philosophy-Sciencep. 60
Capturing Emotional Thoughts: The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 81
The Self and the Emotionsp. 102
What's in a Smile?p. 113
Emotion, Expression and Conversationp. 126
Illusions of Empathyp. 145
The Fiction of Paradox: Really Feeling for Anna Kareninap. 165
On The Pursuit of Happinessp. 185
Our Struggles with Realityp. 202
Extreme Aversive Emotions: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Dreadp. 221
Indexp. 235
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