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The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Emotion

ISBN 9781138744981
Published May 12, 2020 by Routledge
620 Pages

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Book Description

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, this handbook covers the following topics:

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

Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy studying phenomenology, ethics, 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.

Table of Contents

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 Matthias 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 W. 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. Self-esteem, pride, 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




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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. 


"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