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Rethinking Emotion

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Book Description

This book reevaluates premodern, modern and contemporary conceptions of affects, passions and emotion by analyzing various historical manifestations of the discourse on emotion. Unlike most previous research, which ? especially in the German tradition ? often focused exclusively on the rise of the modern (Romantic) interiority without paying attention to the underlying dichotomy of “interiority / exteriority”, this study explores the historical preconditions, the internal logic and the possible shortcomings that inform our thinking of emotion.


  • ISBN: 9783110373363 |
  • Hardcover: 389 pages |
  • Publisher: De Gruyter |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook