Aquinas on the Emotions: A Religious-Ethical Inquiry (Moral by Diana Fritz Cates

By Diana Fritz Cates

All folks are looking to feel free and reside good. occasionally extreme feelings have an effect on our happiness—and, in flip, our ethical lives. Our feelings may have an important influence on our perceptions of truth, the alternatives we make, and the ways that we have interaction with others. will we, as ethical brokers, impact our feelings? can we have any selection in terms of our feelings?

In Aquinas at the Emotions, Diana Fritz Cates exhibits how feelings are composed as embodied psychological states. She identifies different factors, together with non secular ideals, intuitions, pictures, and questions that may impact the formation and the process a person's feelings. She attends to the appetitive in addition to the cognitive size of emotion, either one of which Aquinas translates with flexibility. the result's a robust learn of Aquinas that also is a source for readers who are looking to comprehend and domesticate the emotional size in their lives.

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