Justice and Desert Based Emotions Book

Justice and Desert Based Emotions


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351924498

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Justice and Desert Based Emotions Excerpt :

The clear message proposed in this book is that justice matters for morality and desert matters for justice - and that emotions matter for desert, justice and morality. Moreover, and no less importantly, justice education needs to take all those facts into consideration. Kristján Kristjánsson’s new book falls on the cutting edge of the latest developments in justice discourse, both in philosophy and in the social sciences. Written from a philosophical perspective, it gives an accessible but penetrating exploration of various interlocking and interdisciplinary themes relating to justice. Kristjánsson justifies the necessary interplay between philosophers and social scientists dealing with justice, probes the role of desert in justice and explains the rising interest in the emotionality of justice. He then analyses the main desert-based emotions, connects his discussion to recent trends in developmental and social psychology, offers a moral justification of desert and desert-based emotions, and concludes by applying all those ideas in a close study of how justice and desert should be handled in moral education at school. Kristjánsson deftly weaves together insights from disparate academic areas relevant for justice, in general, and desert, in particular. This is an engaging, eye-opening and provocative book that should excite anyone interested in justice discourse and help generate debate in different areas related to justice: philosophical, psychological and educational.

The Nature of Desert Claims Book

The Nature of Desert Claims


  • Author : Kevin Kinghorn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108845328

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The Nature of Desert Claims Excerpt :

Offers a new approach to understanding the concept of desert and its relationship to justice.

Virtuous Emotions Book

Virtuous Emotions


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198809678

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Virtuous Emotions Excerpt :

Many people are drawn towards virtue ethics because of the central place it gives to emotions in the good life. Yet it may seem odd to evaluate emotions as virtuous or non-virtuous, for how can we be held responsible for those powerful feelings that simply engulf us? And how can education help us to manage our emotional lives? The aim of this book is to offer readers a new Aristotelian analysis and moral justification of a number of emotions that Aristotle did not mention (awe, grief, and jealousy), or relegated, at best, to the level of the semi-virtuous (shame), or made disparaging remarks about (gratitude), or rejected explicitly (pity, understood as pain at another person's deserved bad fortune). Kristjan Kristjansson argues that there are good Aristotelian reasons for understanding those emotions either as virtuous or as indirectly conducive to virtue. Virtuous Emotions begins with an overview of Aristotle's ideas on the nature of emotions and of emotional value, and concludes with an account of Aristotelian emotion education.

Desert Collapses Book

Desert Collapses


  • Author : Stephen Kershnar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000429213

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Desert Collapses Excerpt :

People consider desert part of our moral world. It structures how we think about important areas such as love, punishment, and work. This book argues that no one deserves anything. If this is correct, then claims that people deserve general and specific things are false. At the heart of desert is the notion of moral credit or discredit. People deserve good things (credit) when they are good people or do desirable things. These desirable things might be right, good, or virtuous acts. People deserve bad things (discredit) when they are bad people or do undesirable things. On some theories, people deserve credit in general terms. For instance, they deserve a good life. On other theories, people deserve credit in specific terms. For instance, they deserve specific incomes, jobs, punishments, relationships, or reputations. The author’s argument against desert rests on three claims: There is no adequate theory of what desert is. Even if there were an adequate theory of what desert is, nothing grounds (justifies) desert. Even if there were an adequate theory of what desert is and something were to ground it, there is no plausible account of what people deserve. Desert Collapses will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in ethics and political philosophy.

Understanding Social Justice in Rural Education Book

Understanding Social Justice in Rural Education


  • Author : Hernán Cuervo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-08
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137505156

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Understanding Social Justice in Rural Education Excerpt :

This book explores what social justice looks like for rural schools in Australia. The author challenges the consensus that sees the distribution of resources as the panacea for the myriad challenges faced by rural schools and argues that the solution to inequality and injustice in rural settings has to take into account other important dimensions of social justice such as recognition and association. These include teachers’ concerns for issues of power, respect, and participation in their work that extend to policy-making processes and implementation; students’ post-school aspirations and, finally, parents’ hopes and fears for their children’s futures and the sustainability of their community. The book brings together political and social theory with education and youth studies, provides new insights about the complex nature of schooling in rural places, and makes a strong connection between schooling and the people and communities it serves.

Schadenfreude Book

Schadenfreude


  • Author : Wilco W. van Dijk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107017504

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Schadenfreude Excerpt :

Why do we often enjoy other people's misfortune? This book provides a comprehensive summary of research on the emotion schadenfreude.

Retirement  Pensions and Justice Book

Retirement Pensions and Justice


  • Author : Mark Hyde
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137600660

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Retirement Pensions and Justice Excerpt :

This book addresses the tendency to mischaracterise liberalism as a “neoliberal” reform project, arguing that liberal political philosophy is concerned only to sustain the conditions that make individual freedom possible. This is illustrated with reference to the design of pensions. Considered in terms of liberal justice, retirement systems require redistributive transfers to help the poor, measures to ensure that retirees are rewarded on their merits, and provisions that treat everyone with equal dignity and respect. Rather than presenting liberal pensions as a close analogue to neoliberalism, this volume highlights their egalitarian virtues. This book will appeal to scholars of retirement and pensions, social policy, economics and political philosophy.

The Self and Its Emotions Book

The Self and Its Emotions


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-08
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521114783

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The Self and Its Emotions Excerpt :

Examines the self issues and emotions that lie at the intersection of psychology, philosophy of mind and moral philosophy.

The Betrayal of Liberal Economics Book

The Betrayal of Liberal Economics


  • Author : Amos Witztum
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030106683

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The Betrayal of Liberal Economics Excerpt :

The presumed sovereignty of individuals and the facilitating powers of the markets have generated a universal and ethically neutral conception of both social and economic organisation. This ground-breaking text re-examines the purpose of society and the role of economics in it, arguing that the absence of a beneficial natural order calls for the role of the collective in social and economic life to be revisited. Drawing on some key figures marking milestones in the evolution of social and economic thinking, the author offers a critique of mainstream economics as a way of thinking and as a provider of guiding principles for economic and social organisation. Volume I introduces the reader to the emergence of natural order; considers the internal logic of economics and how it managed to be so persuasive in its recommendation for competitive interactions to govern all aspects of social life in all societies and across them; demonstrates that the economic conception of an order which solves society’s economic problem is, in fact, an impossibility that turns the natural phenomenon of markets into a problem rather than an ideal; and, addresses the other apparent appeal of markets: their association with the ideas of freedom and justice. This is a bold and foundational new work that offers an original and innovative perspective on economics and its challenges, addressing core areas such as behavioural economics, evolutionary game theory and links between social sciences (anthropology, philosophy) and neurosciences.”

Linguistic Approaches to Emotions in Context Book

Linguistic Approaches to Emotions in Context


  • Author : Fabienne Baider
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027270740

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This book presents new issues in the study of the interface of emotions and language, and their use in social context. Two fundamental questions are tackled: the way different languages encode emotional information and the core role emotions play in languages' structure, use and learning. Seldom treated means of expressing emotions (such as interjections, conditionals, scalarity, allocentric constructions), the social and professional impact of emotions and the latest developments in the interface of speech recognition / emotions are some of the key contributions to this volume. The cross-cultural perspective contrasts new couples of languages (among which Australian aboriginal languages, Cypriot Greek, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Russian) and addresses sociolinguistic, pragmatic and discursive issues. Most of the papers attempt interesting theoretical articulations that aim at a better understanding of the linguistic and sociolinguistic nature of emotions. This book will be highly relevant for students and researchers interested in emotions, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, as well as prosody and philosophy of language.

Virtuous Emotions Book

Virtuous Emotions


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192537546

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Virtuous Emotions Excerpt :

Many people are drawn towards virtue ethics because of the central place it gives to emotions in the good life. Yet it may seem odd to evaluate emotions as virtuous or non-virtuous, for how can we be held responsible for those powerful feelings that simply engulf us? And how can education help us to manage our emotional lives? The aim of this book is to offer readers a new Aristotelian analysis and moral justification of a number of emotions that Aristotle did not mention (awe, grief, and jealousy), or relegated, at best, to the level of the semi-virtuous (shame), or made disparaging remarks about (gratitude), or rejected explicitly (pity, understood as pain at another person's deserved bad fortune). Kristján Kristjánsson argues that there are good Aristotelian reasons for understanding those emotions either as virtuous or as indirectly conducive to virtue. Virtuous Emotions begins with an overview of Aristotle's ideas on the nature of emotions and of emotional value, and concludes with an account of Aristotelian emotion education.

Flourishing as the Aim of Education Book

Flourishing as the Aim of Education


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429877001

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Flourishing as the Aim of Education Excerpt :

This book develops a conception of student flourishing as the overarching aim of education. Taking as its basis the Aristotelian concept of eudaimonia, it provides a theoretical study of the foundations of flourishing that goes well beyond Aristotle’s approach. Flourishing as the Aim of Education argues that the ‘good life’ of the student, to which education should contribute, must involve engagement with self-transcendent ideals and ignite awe-filled enchantment. It allows for social, individual and educational variance within the concept of flourishing, and it engages with a host of socio-political as well as ‘spiritual’ issues that are often overlooked in literature discussing character education. Each chapter closes with food for thought for practitioners who can directly facilitate student flourishing. An outgrowth of the author’s previous monograph Aristotelian Character Education, this book follows new directions in questioning how to educate young people towards a life of overall flourishing. It will be of great interest to researchers, academics and post-graduate students in the fields of character education, moral education and moral philosophy, as well as to educators and policy-makers.

Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens Book

Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens


  • Author : Ed Sanders
  • Publisher : Emotions of the Past
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199897728

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Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens examines the sensation, expression, and literary representation of envy and jealousy in Classical Athens.

Aristotelian Character Education Book

Aristotelian Character Education


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317619079

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Aristotelian Character Education Excerpt :

This book provides a reconstruction of Aristotelian character education, shedding new light on what moral character really is, and how it can be highlighted, measured, nurtured and taught in current schooling. Arguing that many recent approaches to character education understand character in exclusively amoral, instrumentalist terms, Kristjánsson proposes a coherent, plausible and up-to-date concept, retaining the overall structure of Aristotelian character education. After discussing and debunking popular myths about Aristotelian character education, subsequent chapters focus on the practical ramifications and methodologies of character education. These include measuring virtue and morality, asking whether Aristotelian character education can salvage the effects of bad upbringing, and considering implications for teacher training and classroom practice. The book rejuvenates time-honoured principles of the development of virtues in young people, at a time when ‘character’ features prominently in educational agendas and parental concerns over school education systems. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective which draws from the disciplines of education, psychology, philosophy and sociology, this book will appeal to researchers, academics and students wanting a greater insight into character education.

The Joy of Pain Book
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The Joy of Pain


  • Author : Richard H. Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199753321

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Few people will easily admit to taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. But who doesn't enjoy it when an arrogant but untalented contestant is humiliated on American Idol, or when the embarrassing vice of a self-righteous politician is exposed, or even when an envied friend suffers a small setback? The truth is that joy in someone else's pain-known by the German word schadenfreude--permeates our society. In The Joy of Pain, psychologist Richard Smith, one of the world's foremost authorities on envy and shame, sheds much light on a feeling we dare not admit. Smith argues that schadenfreude is a natural human emotion, one worth taking a closer look at, as it reveals much about who we are as human beings. We have a passion for justice. Sometimes, schadenfreude can feel like getting one's revenge, when the suffering person has previously harmed us. But most of us are also motivated to feel good about ourselves, Smith notes, and look for ways to maintain a positive sense of self. One common way to do this is to compare ourselves to others and find areas where we are better. Similarly, the downfall of others--especially when they have seemed superior to us--can lead to a boost in our self-esteem, a lessening of feelings of inferiority. This is often at the root of schadenfreude. As the author points out, most instances of schadenfreude are harmless, on par with the pleasures of light gossip. Yet we must also be mindful that envy can motivate, without full awareness, the engineering of the misfortune we delight in. And envy-induced aggression can take us into dark territory indeed, as Smith shows as he examines the role of envy and schadenfreude in the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Filled with engaging examples of schadenfreude, from popular reality shows to the Duke-Kentucky basketball rivalry, The Joy of Pain provides an intriguing glimpse into a hidden corner of the human psyche.