This is an abridged reprint of the Doubleday edition of 1976, with new preface and conclusion by the author.
A mature, wise, and provocative work . . . . The main lines of argument--that the emotions are ways we constitute our lives with meaning; that they are in some important sense things we do rather than things that merely happen to us; that emotions have their own sort of rationality and logic and are subject to evaluation and criticism as such; that emotions are, in some important sense, evaluative judgments--remain an important, credible contemporary view. . . . Solomon is clear, clever, and deep (also often funny). --Owen Flanagan, Duke University