1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Emotion

Edited By Thomas Szanto, Hilge Landweer Copyright 2020
    620 Pages
    by Routledge

    620 Pages
    by Routledge

    The emotions occupy a fundamental place in philosophy, going back to Aristotle. However, the phenomenology of the emotions has until recently remained a relatively neglected topic. The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Emotion is an outstanding guide and reference source to this important and fascinating topic. Comprising forty-nine chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook covers the following topics:

    • historical perspectives, including Brentano, Husserl, Sartre, Levinas and Arendt;
    • contemporary debates, including existential feelings, emotion, affectivity, art and morality;
    • self-directed and individual emotions, including happiness, grief, self-esteem and shame;
    • social emotions, including sympathy, collective emotions, political emotions and aggressive emotions;
    • borderline cases of emotion, including solidarity, trust, pain, and forgiveness and revenge.

    Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy studying phenomenology, ethics and moral psychology and philosophy of psychology, The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Emotion is also suitable for those in related disciplines such as Religion, Sociology and Anthropology.

    Introduction: The Phenomenology of Emotions—Above and Beyond ‘What it is Like to Feel’ Thomas Szanto and Hilge Landweer

    Part 1: Historical Perspectives

    1. Franz Brentano Michelle Montague

    2. Edmund Husserl James Jardine

    3. Alexander Pfänder Genki Uemura and Toru Yaegashi

    4. Max Scheler Mathias Schloßberger

    5. Moritz Geiger Alessandro Salice

    6. Else Voigtländer Íngrid Vendrell Ferran

    7. Martin Heidegger and Otto Friedrich Bollnow Gerhard Thonhauser

    8. Dietrich von Hildebrand Jean-Moritz Müller

    9. Edith Stein Antonio Calcagno

    10. Gerda Walther and Herman Schmalenbach Linas Tranas and Emanuele Caminada

    11. Aurel Kolnai Íngrid Vendrell Ferran

    12. Aron Gurwitsch Eric Chelstrom

    13. Jean-Paul Sartre Anthony Hatzimoysis

    14. Emmanuel Levinas Sophie Loidolt

    15. Hannah Arendt Judith Mohrmann

    16. Simone de Beauvoir Maren Wehrle

    17. Maurice Merleau-Ponty Joel Krueger

    18. Frantz Fanon Alia Al-Saji

    19. Hermann Schmitz Henning Nörenberg

    Part 2: Systematic Issues and Contemporary Debates

    20. Affective Intentionality and the Reactive Attitudes Bennett Helm

    21. The Varieties of Affective Experience John J. Drummond

    22. Existential Feelings Matthew Ratcliffe

    23. Emotional Atmospheres Tonino Griffero

    24. Values, Norms, Justification and the Appropriateness of Emotions Roberta De Monticelli

    25. Morality and the Emotions John J. Drummond and Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl

    26. Situated Affectivity Achim Stephan and Sven Walter

    27. Feminism, Embodiment and Emotions Luna Dolezal

    28. Embodied Interaffectivity and Psychopathology Thomas Fuchs

    29. Art and Emotion Noël Carroll

    Part 3: Self-Directed and Individual Emotions

    30. Shame Dan Zahavi

    31. Pride, Self-Esteem, Embarrassment and Shyness Anna Bortolan

    32. Humility, Humiliation and Affliction Anthony J. Steinbock

    33. Disgust Sara Heinämaa

    34. Fear, Anxiety and Boredom Lauren Freeman and Andreas Elpidorou

    35. Grief Line Ryberg Ingerslev

    36. Joy and Happiness Michela Summa

    Part 4: Other-Directed and Collective Emotions

    37. Empathy, Sympathy and Compassion Thiemo Breyer

    38. Aggressive Emotions: From Irritation to Hatred, Contempt and Indignation Hilge Landweer

    39. Hetero-Induced Shame and Survivor Shame Alba Montes Sánchez

    40. Joint Feeling Héctor Andrés Sánchez Guerrero

    41. Political Emotions Thomas Szanto and Jan Slaby

    Part 5: Borderline Cases of Emotions

    42. Forgiveness and Revenge Fabian Bernhardt

    43. Gratitude Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl

    44. Trust Nicolas de Warren

    45. Feeling Solidarity Jan Müller

    46. Pain Fredrik Svenaeus

    47. The Uncanny Dylan Trigg

    48. Hate of Evil Hans Bernhard Schmid

    49. Love Angelika Krebs.



    Thomas Szanto is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Hilge Landweer is Professor of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. 

    "In sum, this handbook marks in every respect a notable achievement. On the one hand, it serves as an excellent guide for both graduate students and mature researchers; on the other hand, it points to new directions of inquiry that will surely be taken up by the next generation of scholars working on the phenomenology of emotion. Additionally, it should not be read merely as a snapshot of historical and current accounts of the phenomenology of affective experience, but as a genuine contribution to the trans- and interdisciplinary body of emotion research." - Marco Cavallaro, Husserl Studies

    "A research-oriented anthology ideally should provide the reader/researcher with an extensive historical perspective, a comprehensive overview of current debates/controversies, and an opening to new issues for ongoing study. Editors Szanto and Landweer deliver a comprehensive collection satisfying precisely these conditions[.] ... Overall, the book is an exploration of areas central to the ongoing study of emotions for the further development of phenomenology in contemporary philosophy/psychology: tensions between collective/individual emotions, affective intentionality in the framing of emotional discourse, consciousness and the world-disclosing aspects of emotions, the important identity-fulfilling function of emotions, and the authentic/inauthentic evaluative movement of emotions informing moralities. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates. Graduate students and faculty." - J. Gough, Choice