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Price, C. 2015. Emotion. Cambridge – Malden: Polity Press. 199 pp. ISBN: 978-0-74-565636-6

Price, C. 2015. Emotion. Cambridge – Malden: Polity Press. 199 pp. ISBN: 978-0-74-565636-6 Book Reviews Price, C. 2015. Emotion. Cambridge – Malden: Polity Press. 199 pp. ISBN: 978-0-74-565636-6 During the last few decades there has been a growing interest in the philosophy of emo- tions. Today almost every philosophy department offers seminars on emotions and a large part of the philosophical research is dedicated to the task of studying the nature of emotional phenomena, their origin and the role they play in our life. This “ emotional turn ” , as the movement was labeled, represented a true paradigm shift: the abandonment of a worldview centered almost exclusively on rationality (the anthropos was seen as the animal rationale ) to a new perspective according to which the human being is princi- pally an emotional creature. Many of the “ emotionologists” (Sullivan 2013) challenged the traditional view, contending that if the aim of philosophy and social sciences is to understand our belief system, and to explain our behavior, we should definitely focus on our emotions. An article published in 2001 by Jonathan Haidt is indicative of this shift. In “ The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail: A Social Intuitionist Approach to Moral Judgment” , he even claims that the way we normally http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis Brill

Price, C. 2015. Emotion. Cambridge – Malden: Polity Press. 199 pp. ISBN: 978-0-74-565636-6

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Book Reviews Price, C. 2015. Emotion. Cambridge – Malden: Polity Press. 199 pp. ISBN: 978-0-74-565636-6 During the last few decades there has been a growing interest in the philosophy of emo- tions. Today almost every philosophy department offers seminars on emotions and a large part of the philosophical research is dedicated to the task of studying the nature of emotional phenomena, their origin and the role they play in our life. This “ emotional turn ” , as the movement was labeled, represented a true paradigm shift: the abandonment of a worldview centered almost exclusively on rationality (the anthropos was seen as the animal rationale ) to a new perspective according to which the human being is princi- pally an emotional creature. Many of the “ emotionologists” (Sullivan 2013) challenged the traditional view, contending that if the aim of philosophy and social sciences is to understand our belief system, and to explain our behavior, we should definitely focus on our emotions. An article published in 2001 by Jonathan Haidt is indicative of this shift. In “ The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail: A Social Intuitionist Approach to Moral Judgment” , he even claims that the way we normally

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