|aTrue to our feelings :|bwhat our emotions are really telling us /|cby Robert C. Solomon.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2007.
|ax, 286 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -279) and index.
|aPt. I. Emotional strategies: an existentialist perspective. Anger as a way of engaging the world ; Why it is good to be afraid ; Varieties of fear and anger: emotions and moods ; Lessons of love (and Plato's Symposium) ; We are not alone: compassion and sympathy ; Extremes of emotion: grief, laughter, and happiness ; Self-reproach in guilt, shame, and pride ; Nasty emotions: envy, spite, jealousy, resentment, and vengeance -- Pt. II. Toward a general theory: myths about emotions. What an emotion theory should do ; Myth 1: Emotions are ineffable ; Myth 2: Emotions are feelings ; Myth 3: The hydraulic model ; Myth 4: Emotions are "in" the mind ; Myth 5: Emotions are stupid (They have no intelligence) ; Myth 6: Two flavors of emotion, positive and negative ; Myth 7: Emotions are irrational ; Myth 8: Emotions happen to us (They are "passions") -- Pt. III. The ethics of emotion: a quest for emotional integrity. Emotions as evaluative judgments ; Emotions, self, and consciousness ; Emotional experience ("Feelings") ; The universality of emotions: evolution and the human condition ; Emotions across cultures ; Happiness, spirituality, and emotional integrity.