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Properties of Feelings

Author : Frederick Miller
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“Properties of Feelings is a read beyond comprehension into the unknown shadows of the universe. Being beyond strength and imagination I cannot explain it further this author has seen the best of the world. It bleeds is the strength and commitment of this book. Believing is the end of everything is the statement of this book. How can I survive is the question this book attempts to solve. Now I will tell you to look no further if you are exploring the universe and in search of answers to the impossible. Why can’t I believe is the question we most often ask in a universe that says the answers aren’t there. Keep trying and if you think the answers aren’t there ask again. Ever wonder where your feelings come from? I cannot explain it but your feelings are real and the universe will support this idea. It isn’t the idea that you are real it is the idea that feelings make it so. Belief is supported through strength and courage and conviction. Heart is everything in a world of plenty. Life begins and ends on a notation that sings. Politics is everything to a philosophy that ordains it. Now I must excuse this book as far as I can tell it believes in something called the notation. But enough about that if you believe in something you believe in your feelings. Ask more about them and you will find them in this book. Properties of feelings is a manuscript that feels.”

Emotions in Social Psychology

Author : W. Gerrod Parrott
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There is no area of social psychology that does not involve emotions. Not only has social psychology contributed enormously to theory and research on the nature of emotions, it also has emotions at the heart of its basic subject matter, from attitudes and dissonance to altruism and aggression. This reader presents a collection of articles on the nature of emotions and their role in social psychological phenomena, along with recent work that reflects the current state of the art. Articles have been selected and edited for readability, succinctness, and interest. For the beginning student, this reader serves as an introduction to the social psychology of emotions, and makes a useful text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on emotions, social processes, and related topics. It may also serve as a supplement to a general text on social psychology.

Feelings Transformed

Author : Dominik Perler
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What are emotions? How do they arise? How do they relate to other mental and bodily states? And what is their specific structure? The book discusses these questions, focusing on medieval and early modern theories. It looks at a great number of authors, ranging from Aquinas to Spinoza, and shows that they gave sophisticated accounts of human emotions. They were particularly interested in the way we cope with our emotions: how we can change or perhaps even overcome them? To answer this question, medieval and early modern philosophers looked at the cognitive content of emotions, for they were all convinced that we need to work on that content if we want to change them. The book therefore pays particular attention to the intimate relationship between theories of emotions and theories of cognition. Moreover, the book emphasizes the importance of the metaphysical framework for medieval and early modern theories of emotions. It was a transformation of this framework that made new theories possible. Starting with an analysis of the Aristotelian framework, the book then looks at skeptical, dualist and monist frameworks, and it examines how the nature of emotions was explained in each of them. The discussion also takes the theological and scientific context into account, for changes in this context quite often gave rise to new problems - problems that concerned the love of God, the joy of resurrected souls, or the fear arising in a soul that is present in a body. All of these problems are examined on the basis of close textual analysis.

The Felt Meanings of the World

Author : Quentin Smith
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In a critical dialogue with the metaphysical tradition from Plato to Hegel to contemporary schools of thought, the author convincingly argues that traditional rationalist metaphysics has failed to accomplish its goal of demonstrating the existence of a divine cause and moral purpose of the world. To replace the defective rationalist metaphysics, the author builds a new metaphysics on the idea that moods and affects make manifest the world's felt meanings; he argues that each feature of the world is a felt meaning in the sense that each feature is a source of a feeling-response, if and when it appears. The author asserts that we must synthesize our two ways of knowing-poetic evocations and exact analyses-in order to decide which mood or affect is the appropriate appreciation of any given feature of the world. Smith gives evocative and exact explications of such features as the world's temporality, appearance, and mind-independency, as these features appear in the appropriate recitations.

Feelings

Author : Charles Birch
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Charles Birch's proposition is that feelings cannot be reduced to physics and chemistry, yet are as real as physics and chemistry. He raises the questions of feelings, not only in humans, but in all living creatures, including the claims of some that computers may have feelings.

The Emotions

Author : O.H Green
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Philosophical theories of emotions, and to an extent some theories of scientific psychology, represent attempts to capture the essence of emotions basically as they are conceived in common sense psychology. Although there are problems, the success of explanations of our behavior in terms of believes, desires and emotions creates a presumption that, at some level of abstraction, they reflect important elements in our psychological nature. It is incumbent on a theory of emotions to provide an account of two salient facts about emotions as conceived in common sense psychology. As intentional states, emotions have representational and rational properties: emotions represent states of affairs; and they are rationally related to other mental representations, figure in rational explanations of behavior, and are open to rational assessment. Emotions also have a close relationship to a range of non-intentional phenomena: in typical cases, emotions involve physiological changes, usually associated with the activation of the autonomic nervous system, which are proprioceptively experienced; and they often involve behavioral tendencies, as well.

A Companion to Aesthetics

Author : Stephen Davies
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In this extensively revised and updated edition, 168 alphabetically arranged articles provide comprehensive treatment of the main topics and writers in this area of aesthetics. Written by prominent scholars covering a wide-range of key topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art Features revised and expanded entries from the first edition, as well as new chapters on recent developments in aesthetics and a larger number of essays on non-Western thought about art Unique to this edition are six overview essays on the history of aesthetics in the West from antiquity to modern times

A Feeling for Books

Author : Janice A. Radway
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Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.

The Mind and its World

Author : Gregory McCulloch
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Emotions

Author : Julien A. Deonna
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The emotions occupy a central place in human life. At the same time, they present deep philosophical problems that have preoccupied philosophers such as Aristotle, David Hume and William James. Are emotions feelings, thoughts, or experiences? If they are experiences, what are they experiences of? Are emotions rational? Is there a science of the emotions? The Emotions: A Philosophical Introduction introduces and explores these questions and more in a clear and accessible way. The authors discuss the following key topics:The diversity and unity...

Body Mind and Method

Author : Donald F. Gustafson
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Simple seeing. Plain talking. Language in use and persons in action. These are among the themes of Virgil Aldrich's writings, from the 1930's onward. Throughout these years, he has been an explorer of conceptual geography: not as a foreign visitor studying an alien land, but close up 'in the language in which we live, move, and have our being'. This is his work. It is clear to those who know him best that he also has fun at it. Yet, in the terms of his oft-cited distinction, it is equally clear that he is to be counted not among the funsters of philosophy, but among its most committed workers. Funsters are those who attempt to do epistemology, metaphysics, or analysis by appealing to examples which are purely imaginary, totally fictional, as unrealistic as you like, 'completely unheard of'. Such imaginative wilfullness takes philosophers away from, not nearer to, 'the rough ground' (Wittgenstein) where our concepts have their origin and working place. In the funsters' imagined, 'barely possible' (but actually impossible) world, simple seeing becomes transformed into the sensing of sense-data; plain talk is rejected as imprecise, vague, and misleading; and per sons in action show up as ensouled physical objects in motion. Then the fly is in the bottle, buzzing out its tedious tunes: the problem of perception of the external world; the problem of meaning and what it is; the mind-body problem. Image-mongering has got the best of image-management.

The Scottish Philosophy

Author : James McCosh
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A history of Scottish philosophy, focusing on the influential philosophers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, first published in 1875.

Emotions and Beliefs

Author : NICO H EDITOR FRIJDA
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Looks at the different ways in which emotions influence beliefs.

Gut Reactions

Author : Jesse J. Prinz
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Gut Reactions is an interdisciplinary defense of the claim that emotions are perceptions in a double sense. First of all, they are perceptions of changes in the body, but, through the body, they also allow us to literally perceive danger, loss, and other matters of concern. This proposal, which Prinz calls the embodied appraisal theory, reconciles the long standing debate between those who say emotions are cognitive and those who say they are noncognitive. The basic idea behind embodied appraisals is captured in the familiar notion of a "gut reaction," which has been overlooked by much emotion research. Prinz also addresses emotional valence, emotional consciousness, and the debate between evolutionary psychologists and social constructionists.

Chromatikon VI

Author : Michel Weber
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Le réseau "Chromatiques whiteheadiennes" a pour objectif premier de fédérer les recherches sur les différents aspects, nuances et implications de la pensée du philosophe et algébriste britannique Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947). C'est dans ce cadre qu'ont été créés en 2002 à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne des séminaires de recherche sur la philosophie organique whiteheadienne. Les "Annales de la philosophie en procès" publient les principaux résultats de ces travaux et offrent complémentairement des études critiques et des comptes rendus récents dans les domaines whiteheadiens et connexes.

Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth Century British Fiction

Author : Rae Greiner
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Rae Greiner proposes that sympathy is integral to the form of the classic nineteenth-century realist novel. Following the philosophy of Adam Smith, Greiner argues that sympathy does more than foster emotional identification with others; it is a way of thinking along with them. By abstracting emotions, feelings turn into detached figures of speech that may be shared. Sympathy in this way produces realism; it is the imaginative process through which the real is substantiated. In Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction Greiner shows how this imaginative process of sympathy is written into three novelistic techniques regularly associated with nineteenth-century fiction: metonymy, free indirect discourse, and realist characterization. She explores the work of sentimentalist philosophers David Hume, Adam Smith, and Jeremy Bentham and realist novelists Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Henry James.

Philosophy and the Emotions

Author : Royal Institute of Philosophy. Annual Conference
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Collection of original essays by leading researchers on the philosophical understanding of emotions.

Believing and Accepting

Author : P. Engel
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(1) Beliefs are involuntary, and not nonnally subject to direct voluntary control. For instance I cannot believe at will that my trousers are on fire, or that the Dalai Lama is a living God, even if you pay me a large amount of money for believing such things. (2) Beliefs are nonnally shaped by evidence for what is believed, unless they are, in some sense, irrational. In general a belief is rational if it is proportioned to the degree of evidence that one has for its truth. In this sense, one often says that "beliefs aim at truth" . This is why it is, on the face of it, irrational to believe against the evidence that one has. A subject whose beliefs are not shaped by a concern for their truth, but by what she wants to be the case, is more or less a wishful thinker or a self-deceiver. (3) Beliefs are context independent, in the sense that at one time a subject believes something or does not believe it; she does not believe it relative to one context and not relative to another. For instance if I believe that Paris is a polluted city, I cannot believe that on Monday and not on Tuesday; that would be a change of belief, or a change of mind, but not a case of believing one thing in one context and another thing in another context. If I believe something, the belief is more or 4 less pennanent across various contexts.

Mental Science

Author : Alexander Bain
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Relativism A Guide for the Perplexed

Author : Timothy M. Mosteller
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Relativism is a philosophical topic that has many dimensions and can mean many things. It is the view that one thing owes existence, truth, goodness or beauty to something else and is central to an understanding of any of the four traditional divisions of philosophy: ontology, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics. Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a concise introduction to relativism and how it applies to the different parts of the basic, foundational areas of philosophy and, indeed, to every area of human enquiry. Timothy Mosteller provides an overview of the topic across the discipline of philosophy, examining it in detail in its primary forms: ontological relativism, epistemological relativism, moral relativism and aesthetic relativism. The book concludes with a summary of the role of relativism in three other key academic disciplines: science, politics, and religion.