A Philosophical Exploration
'one of the best books on the emotions written so far in this hot and sexy new field' -Robert C. Solomon, International Philosophical Quarterly 2001
'This extraordinarily insightful book, lucidly written, provides new understandings and challenges that every student of emotion will need to consider.' -Paul Ekman, Professor of Psychology, University of California, San Francisco
'I found the book a most impressive performance and I recommend it with enthusiasm to anyone interested in the latest word in the philosophy of emotions and anyone interested in teaching a course in the field' -Robert C. Solomon, International Philosophical Quarterly 2001
'what he [Goldie] offers us is a carefully nuanced 'exploration' of the various facets of emotional experience and emotion' - Robert C. Solomon, International Philosophical Quarterly 2001
'commendable new book.' -Nicholas Fern, SpectatorPeter Goldie opens the path to a deeper understanding of our emotional lives through a lucid philosophical exploration of this surprisingly neglected topic. He illuminates the phenomena of emotion by drawing not only on philosophy but also on literature and science. He considers the roles of culture and evolution in the development of our emotional capabilities. This fascinating book gives an accessible but penetrating exploration of a subject that is important but mysterious to all of us. Any reader interested in emotion, and its role in our understanding of our lives, will find much to think about here.