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Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History

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2018.01.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alix Cohen and Robert Stern (eds.), Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History, Oxford University Press, 2017, 321pp., $70.00, ISBN 9780198766858. Reviewed by Simo Knuuttila, University of Helsinki The editors write that "the volume proposes to investigate the philosophical history of the emotions by bringing together leading historians of philosophy and covering a wide spectrum of schools of thought and epochs, from ancient philosophy up to twentieth-century accounts" (1). The work contains one paper on Aristotle, one on Aquinas and Ockham, three on seventeenth-century philosophers (Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Malebranche), four on eighteenth-century philosophers (Shaftesbury and Hutcheson, Kant, Hume, Schiller) and five on post-Kantian philosophy (Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, the Brentano school, Heidegger, Sartre, and analytic philosophy). It is hence mostly a study of the emotions in modern and. . .

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