True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling by Robert C. Solomon

By Robert C. Solomon

we are living our lives via our feelings, writes Robert Solomon, and it really is our feelings that supply our lives which means. What pursuits or fascinates us, who we like, what angers us, what strikes us, what bores us--all of this defines us, supplies us personality, constitutes who we are.

In True to Our Feelings, Solomon illuminates the wealthy lifetime of the emotions--why we do not fairly comprehend them, what they are surely, and the way they make us human and provides aspiring to existence. feelings have lately develop into a hugely trendy sector of analysis within the sciences, with mind imaging uncovering worthwhile clues as to how we adventure our emotions. yet whereas Solomon presents a consultant to this state of the art examine, in addition to to what others--philosophers and psychologists--have stated at the topic, he additionally emphasizes the private and moral personality of our feelings. He exhibits that feelings will not be whatever that ensue to us, nor are they irrational within the literal sense--rather, they're decisions we make concerning the global, and they're thoughts for dwelling in it. worry, anger, love, guilt, jealousy, compassion--they are all necessary to our values, to dwelling fortunately, healthily, and good. Solomon highlights a number of the dramatic ways in which feelings healthy into our ethics and our experience of the great existence, how we will be able to make our emotional lives extra coherent with our values and be extra "true to our emotions" and domesticate emotional integrity.

The tale of our lives is the tale of our passions. We fall in love, we're gripped by means of medical interest and non secular fervor, we worry demise and grieve for others, we humble ourselves in envy, jealousy, and resentment. during this amazing e-book, Robert Solomon stocks his fascination with the feelings and illuminates our passions in a thrilling new way.

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