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Passions and Emotions: NOMOS LIII

James E. Fleming

Abstract

Throughout the history of moral, political, and legal philosophy, many have portrayed passions and emotions as being opposed to reason and good judgment. At the same time, others have defended passions and emotions as tempering reason and enriching judgment, and there is mounting empirical evidence linking emotions to moral judgment. This book explores three clusters of issues: Passion and Impartiality: Passions and Emotions in Moral Judgment; Passion and Motivation: Passions and Emotions in Democratic Politics; and Passion and Dispassion: Passions and Emotions in Legal Interpretation. The boo ... More

Keywords: moral philosophy, political philosophy, legal philosophy, passions, emotions, reason, moral judgment, democratic politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814760147
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760147.001.0001

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James E. Fleming, editor

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Part I Passion and Impartiality: Passions and Emotions in Moral Judgment

Part II Passion and Motivation: Passions and Emotions in Democratic Politics

6 Emotion and Deliberation

Susan A. Bandes

Part III Passion and Dispassion: Passions and Emotions in Legal Interpretation

10 Systems and Feelings

Ken I. Kersch

12 Equity Over Empathy

Bernadette Meyler

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