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Justifying Emotions : Pride and Jealousy - Kristjan Kristjansson

Justifying Emotions

Pride and Jealousy

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2003
ISBN: 9780415266673
Number Of Pages: 272

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The two central emotions of pride and jealousy have long been held to have no role in moral judgements, and have been a source of controversy in both ethics and moral psychology. Kristjan Kritjansson challenges this prevalent view and argues that emotions are central to moral excellence and that both pride and jealousy are indeed ingredients of a well-rounded virtuous life.

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'[An] engaging and thought-provoking book.' - Mind

Mapping out the Field
Cognitive theories and their precursors
Taking stock: some critical comments on cognitivism
Preliminary remarks on responsibility, moral justification, and the higher emotions
Justifying Emotions: The Need for Moral Theory
Human Nature as the foundation of moral theory
The shortcomings of virtue ethics: moral and emotional conflict
Utilitarian naturalism and the emotions : an untapped source
Something to be Proud of: The Nature and Conditions of Moral and Emotional Excellence
Personhood integrity, and self-respect
Aristotle's megalopsychia
Pridefulness: pride, and shame
In Defence of Pridefulness
The value of pridefulness
The dependence upon luck
The extra value of the extraordinary
Moral equality, modesty, and humility
In Defence of Jealousy
Jealousy as a type of envy
Contrasting views
The peculiarities of sexual jealousy
Jealousy as a virtue
Teaching Emotional Virtue
Educating emotions
Why all the lingering doubts?
Teaching the values of pride and jealousy
Concluding Remarks
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ISBN: 9780415266673
ISBN-10: 041526667X
Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st December 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1