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Published: 05 April 2018

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780190492045

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Knowing Emotions

Truthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience

Rick Anthony Furtak

  • Approaches emotions both through Anglophone philosophical work and through interdisciplinary research in affective science
  • Deeply informed by engagement with empirical findings in social psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry while also being enriched by narrative examples
  • Draws on the insights of phenomenologists such as Merleau-Ponty, Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre, and Marion, as well as literary philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Thoreau
  • Provides a distinct contribution to the study of emotions as well as an introductory overview of the field
  • Challenges prominent interpretations of empirical research on emotion

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