A new approach to Sartre’s theory of emotions

Glen A. Mazis

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The emotions continue to be casualties of ontological presumptions that legislate against appreciating their cognitive and expressive significance. When possibilities of emotional disclosure are covered over by misunderstanding, the emotions cannot be appropriated with their full potentiality. The misunderstanding of emotion is not only true of everyday preconceptions of self and world, but also of philosophical investigations and of particular interest here, even of existential phenomenological interpretations of emotions. This failure is particularly striking, since one of this tradition's founders, Jean-Paul Sartre, wrote a seminal work on the emotions which his successors have still failed to appreciate adequately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExistentialist Ontology and Human Consciousness
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781135631826
ISBN (Print)0815324944, 9781315051437
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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