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True to Our Feelings

What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

True to Our Feelings by Robert C. Solomon
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Part I: Emotional Strategies: An Existentialist Perspective

1. Anger as a Way of Engaging the World

2. Why It Is Good to Be Afraid

3. Varieties of Fear and Anger: Emotions and Moods

4. Lessons of Love (and Plato's Symposium)

5. We Are Not Alone: Compassion and Sympathy

6. Extremes of Emotion: Grief, Laughter, and Happiness

7. Self-Reproach in Guilt, Shame, and Pride

8. Nasty Emotions: Envy, Spite, Jealousy, Resentment, and Vengeance

Part II: Toward a General Theory: Myths about Emotions

9. What an Emotion Theory Should Do

10. Myth 1: Emotions Are Ineffable

11. Myth 2: Emotions Are Feelings

12. Myth 3: The Hydraulic Model

13. Myth 4: Emotions Are "in" the Mind

14. Myth 5: Emotions Are Stupid (They Have No Intelligence)

15. Myth 6: Two Flavors of Emotion, Positive and Negative

16. Myth 7: Emotions Are Irrational

17. Myth 8: Emotions Happen to Us (They Are "Passions")

Part III: The Ethics of Emotion: A Quest for Emotional Integrity

18. Emotions as Evaluative Judgments

19. Emotions, Self, and Consciousness

20. Emotional Experience ("Feelings")

21. The Universality of Emotions: Evolution and the Human Condition

22. Emotions Across Cultures

23. Happiness, Spirituality, and Emotional Integrity

Annotated Bibliography


Oxford University Press, USA; November 2006
301 pages; ISBN 9780199725601
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Title: True to Our Feelings
Author: Robert C. Solomon
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