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Bringing the Passions Back In
The Emotions in Political Philosophy
Rebecca Kingston   Leonard Ferry  

$87.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 2/6/2008
ISBN: 9780774814096    

$36.95 Paperback
Release Date: 7/1/2008
ISBN: 9780774814102    

272 Pages


About the Book

Combining intellectual history and political theory, the contributors to Bringing the Passions Back In illuminate the place of emotions in modern liberal and democratic politics:

Arash Abizadeh
Leah Bradshaw
Leonard Ferry
Rebecca Kingston
Sharon Krause
Ingrid Makus
Amélie Oksenberg Rorty
Marlene K. Sokolon
Robert C. Solomon
Christina Tarnopolsky
Charles Taylor

Bringing the Passions Back In will interest scholars and students in political theory, the history of ideas, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, and philosophy.

About the Author(s)

Rebecca Kingston is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Leonard Ferry is a doctoral candidate in political philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Politics and Passion
Charles Taylor


Introduction: The Emotions and the History of Political Thought
Leonard Ferry and Rebecca Kingston

1 Explaining Emotions
Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

2 Plato on Shame and Frank Speech in Democratic Athens
Christina Tarnopolsky

3 The Passions of the Wise: Phronesis, Rhetoric, and Aristotle’s Passionate Practical Deliberation
Arash Abizadeh

4 Troubling Business: The Emotions in Aquinas’ Philosophical Psychology
Leonard Ferry

5 The Political Relevance of the Emotions from Descartes to Smith
Rebecca Kingston

6 Passion, Power, and Impartiality in Hume
Sharon Krause

7 Pity, Pride, and Prejudice: Rousseau on the Passions
Ingrid Makus

8 Feelings in the Political Philosophy of J.S. Mill
Marlene K. Sokolon

9 Emotions, Reasons, and Judgments
Leah Bradshaw

10 The Politics of Emotion
Robert C. Solomon



What are the roles of the passions and emotions in political life? The contributors to Bringing the Passions Back In answer this timely question by carefully rereading the classic theorists and showing how they help us see the many complex and formative roles the passions play, yet which tend to be overlooked in contemporary political thought. This is an important contribution to an expanding field of political theory and philosophy.
–James Tully, co-editor of Rethinking the Foundations of Modern Political Theory

One of contemporary political theory’s greatest weaknesses is its neglect of the role of passion and emotion in politics. This volume illustrates the ways in which sophisticated thinking about the relationship between reason and passion can contribute to democratic theory. Its breadth – spanning classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary theories – is truly impressive.
–Cheryl Hall, author of The Trouble with Passion: Political Theory Beyond the Reign of Reason

Sample Chapter

Front Matter and Chapter One

Related Topics

Political Science

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