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The Subtlety of Emotions : The Subtlety of Emotions - Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

The Subtlety of Emotions

The Subtlety of Emotions

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Published: 1st October 2001
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Why do we cry at the movies? What is the best way to manage destructive feelings such as jealousy? Although emotions pervade our lives, their nature, causes, and effects have only recently been studied by social scientists and philosophers. Despite growing scientific interest in the subject, empirical findings have not yet caught up with our intuitive knowledge. In this book Aaron Ben-Ze'ev carries out what he calls "a careful search for general patterns in the primeval jungle of emotions." In an engaging, informal style he draws on a variety of theoretical approaches and popular sources to produce a coherent account of emotions in all their subtlety. All of the ideas are illustrated with examples drawn from everyday life.The book is organized into two parts. The first presents an overall conceptual framework for understanding emotions. It looks at the typical characteristics and components of emotions, distinguishes emotions from other affective phenomena, classifies the emotions, and covers such related issues as emotional intelligence, regulating emotions, and emotions and morality. The second part discusses individual emotions, including envy, jealousy, pleasure-in-others'-misfortune, pity, compassion, anger, hate, disgust, love, sexual desire, happiness, sadness, pride, regret, and shame. The text is laced with insightful and often amusing quotations from sources ranging from Mae West to Montesquieu.

"Some readers will march straight through from envy and jealousy to pridefulness...others, no doubt, will jump to 'hurting the one you love,'...But all of us will be able to savor the brackish pleasure of finding ourselves pictured within." - Jonathan Ree, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Nature of Emotionsp. 1
The Complexity of Emotionsp. 3
Reasons for the complexity of emotionsp. 3
Explaining emotionsp. 5
Summaryp. 11
What Is an Emotion?p. 13
The typical cause of emotionp. 13
The typical emotional concernp. 18
The typical emotional objectp. 29
Cause, concern and objectp. 31
Typical characteristicsp. 32
Difficulties and objectionsp. 41
Summaryp. 48
Basic Componentsp. 49
Intentionality and feelingp. 49
The cognitive componentp. 52
The evaluative componentp. 56
The motivational componentp. 60
The feeling componentp. 64
Comparing the different componentsp. 67
Difficulties and objectionsp. 73
Some conceptual aspectsp. 77
Summaryp. 78
The Affective Realmp. 79
Typical cases of affective phenomenap. 79
Emotions and sentimentsp. 82
Moods and affective traitsp. 86
Affective disordersp. 89
Classifying the emotionsp. 92
Positive and negative emotionsp. 99
Basic and nonbasic emotionsp. 104
Summaryp. 114
When Feelings Overflow--Emotional Intensityp. 117
The complexity of emotional intensityp. 117
Intensity variablesp. 122
Personal makeupp. 150
Summaryp. 158
Rationality and Functionalityp. 161
The rationality of emotionsp. 161
The functionality of emotionsp. 165
Emotional intelligencep. 175
Emotions and communicationp. 181
Summaryp. 189
Emotions and Imaginationp. 191
The role of imagination in emotionsp. 191
Types of imaginationp. 193
Counterfactual imaginationp. 196
Positive illusionsp. 204
Emotions in the future worldp. 208
Emotions and luckp. 210
Summaryp. 219
Everything Is Not under Control--Regulating the Emotionsp. 221
Possible divisions of regulating meansp. 222
The nature of regulating meansp. 228
Combining all meansp. 236
Summaryp. 241
Emotions and Moralityp. 243
Emotions and moral responsibilityp. 243
Emotional and moral evaluationsp. 248
Emotional partiality and moralityp. 256
Further moral advantage of emotionsp. 261
Integrating emotions into moral decisionsp. 265
Emotions and tolerancep. 273
Summaryp. 278
Analyzing Emotionsp. 279
Why Do We Feel Bad When You Feel Good?--Envy and Jealousyp. 281
General characteristicsp. 282
Borderline casesp. 297
Relationships with other emotionsp. 300
Intensity variablesp. 305
Envy and social inequalityp. 316
Moral valuep. 321
Why Do We Feel Bad When You Feel Bad?--Pity, Compassion, and Mercyp. 327
General characteristicsp. 327
Relationships with other emotionsp. 336
Intensity variablesp. 340
Moral valuep. 346
Why Do We Feel Good No Matter What You Feel?--Happy-For and Pleasure-in-Others'-Misfortunep. 353
Happy-forp. 353
Pleasure-in others'-misfortunep. 354
Relationships with other emotionsp. 362
Intensity variablesp. 371
Moral valuep. 373
When You Are Bad, I Am Mad--Anger, Hate, Disgust, and Contemptp. 379
General characteristicsp. 379
Relationships with other emotionsp. 393
Intensity variablesp. 397
Moral valuep. 400
The Sweetest Emotions--Romantic Love and Sexual Desirep. 405
General characteristicsp. 405
Relationships with other emotionsp. 425
Intensity variablesp. 429
Hurting the one you lovep. 437
Moral valuep. 443
Caring about Oneself--Happiness and Sadnessp. 449
Happinessp. 449
Sadnessp. 466
Griefp. 467
Lonelinessp. 469
Moral valuep. 471
Caring about Our Future--Hope and Fearp. 473
General characteristicsp. 473
Relationships with other emotionsp. 481
Intensity variablesp. 484
Moral valuep. 487
Taking Account of Our Specific Deeds--Pride, Regret, Guilt, and Embarrassmentp. 491
General characteristicsp. 491
Relationships with other emotionsp. 506
Moral valuep. 507
Caring about the Self--Pridefulness and Shamep. 509
General characteristicsp. 509
Relationships with other emotionsp. 518
Moral valuep. 525
Epiloguep. 531
Notesp. 535
Referencesp. 567
Indexp. 589
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ISBN: 9780262523196
ISBN-10: 0262523191
Series: The Subtlety of Emotions
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 628
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.98