Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart

2014.11.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony J. Steinbock, Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart, Northwestern University Press, 2014, 339pp., $34.95
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2014.11.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anthony J. Steinbock, Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart, Northwestern University Press, 2014, 339pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780810129566. Reviewed by John J. Drummond, Fordham University Anthony Steinbock, in a series of recent works, has developed an original and unique phenomenological voice. In this book he brings that voice to a study of the moral emotions. He intends to illustrate through the description of the moral emotions . . . how they have their own structure, their own kinds of evidence, their unique "cognitive" styles, and how they are revelatory of the person as interpersonal -- without them either somehow being tied to rationality, in order to be meaningful, or on the contrary, being ostracized from the sphere of evidence because they are not rational. (5) He also views these analyses as ordered toward a broader aim: to develop an account of persons that addresses "the. . .

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