Originally published in 1992 this book attacks many recent philosophical and psychological theories of the emotions and argues that our emotions themselves have intrinsic moral significance. He demonstrates that a proper understanding of the emotions reveals the fundamental role they play in our moral lives and the practical consequences that arise from being morally responsible for our emotions.
Table of Contents
1. The Nature of Emotion 2. The Moral Significance of Emotions 3. Kantian Arguments Against Emotions as Moral Motives 4. Responsibility for Emotions 5. Moral Assessments of Persons for Their Emotions
Justin Oakley is Deputy Director of Monash Bioethics Centre, Monash University, Melbourne.
‘Oakley’s critical arguments are excellent.’ The Times Literary Supplement
‘…a wonderfully clear and readable book…’ The Australian