The intersection between morality and emotion is not always easily discernible. Researchers often choose to treat these concepts separately, and in doing so an important aspect of this symbiosis is irremediably thwarted. New Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Morality and Emotion considers the relationship between these fields, reflecting on complex philosophical, psychological, social, evolutionary, historical and literary approaches.
The book reviews emerging paths and features contributions from distinct scientific fields including highly debated and somewhat controversial topics such as the relationship between empathy and in-group biases; emotion and irrationality; reflexivity and meta-emotions; shame and pro-social behaviour; the evolution of human jealousy; the role of love in driving moral motivation; individuals’ wellbeing; behavioural economics; social robotics; historical considerations of medical societies and politics of sadism; and literary reflections on sympathy and emigration.
Covering various methodological angles and entanglements, New Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Morality and Emotion will appeal to anyone interested in multidisciplinary dialogues from across the humanities, sciences, and the social sciences.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1. Empathy and the Moral Self, Jesse Prinz; 2. Emotions and Irrationality, Vasco Correia; 3. Situations, Emotions and Character within a Situated Approach to Emotions, Dina Mendonça; 4. Driven by Shame: how may a negative emotion lead to prosocial behaviour, Augusta Gaspar and Mariana Henriques; 5. Jealousy: evolutionary, cultural and moral perspectives, Ludwig Krippahl; 6. Morality and what love got to do with it, Katrien Schaubroeck; 7. What makes a Good Society? Happiness and the Role of Contextual and Psychological Factors, Catarina Rivero and Melanie Vauclair; 8. Morality as Emotions in Process: neuropsychoanalysis, behavioural economics and global citizenship , Ângela Lacerda ; 9. Towards more humane machines Creating Emotional Social Robots , Ana Paiva, Samuel Mascarenhas, Sofia Petisca, Filipa Correia, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira; 10. "The ‘Hydrologist’s Weapons": Emotions, Morality, and Internationalism, 1921-1952 , Ilaria Scaglia; 11. Neville Heath and the Politics of Sadism in Mid-Twentieth Century Britain , Joanna Bourke; 12. "The Moral Muddle about Murder": The Decrease in Sympathy for the Murder Victim in Late Victorian Detective Fiction , Marjolein Platjee; 12. The feelings, and Revealings, and Memories of Home! , Ruth Brimacombe; Index
Sara Silva is a Postdoctoral Researcher at IELT - Institute for the Study of Literature and Tradition, NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, Portugal.