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Aquinas on the emotions : a religious-ethical inquiry / Diana Fritz Cates.

By: Cates, Diana Fritz.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Moral traditions series: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781589017184; 1589017188.Subject(s): Christian ethics -- Catholic authors | Emotions -- Religious aspects -- Catholic ChurchAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Aquinas on the emotions.DDC classification: 241/.042092 LOC classification: BJ255.T5 | C38 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Religious ethics -- Religious ethics and the study of emotion -- Approaching Aquinas on emotion (l) -- Approaching Aquinas on emotion (ll) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from below (l) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from below (ll) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from above (l) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from above (ll) -- The formation of distinctively human emotions -- The religious ethical study of emotion -- Aquinas on the powers or capabilities of a human being (relevant selections).
Summary: All of us want to be happy and live well. Sometimes intense emotions affect our happinessand, in turn, our moral lives. Our emotions can have a significant impact on our perceptions of reality, the choices we make, and the ways in which we interact with others. Can we, as moral agents, have an effect on our emotions? Do we have any choice when it comes to our emotions? In Aquinas on the Emotions, Diana Fritz Cates shows how emotions are composed as embodied mental states. She identifies various factors, including religious beliefs, intuitions, images, and questions that can affect the formati.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index.

Religious ethics -- Religious ethics and the study of emotion -- Approaching Aquinas on emotion (l) -- Approaching Aquinas on emotion (ll) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from below (l) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from below (ll) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from above (l) -- Approaching the human sensory appetite from above (ll) -- The formation of distinctively human emotions -- The religious ethical study of emotion -- Aquinas on the powers or capabilities of a human being (relevant selections).

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All of us want to be happy and live well. Sometimes intense emotions affect our happinessand, in turn, our moral lives. Our emotions can have a significant impact on our perceptions of reality, the choices we make, and the ways in which we interact with others. Can we, as moral agents, have an effect on our emotions? Do we have any choice when it comes to our emotions? In Aquinas on the Emotions, Diana Fritz Cates shows how emotions are composed as embodied mental states. She identifies various factors, including religious beliefs, intuitions, images, and questions that can affect the formati.

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<p> Diana Fritz Cates is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Choosing to Feel: Virtue, Friendship, and Compassion for Friends and coeditor of Medicine and the Ethics of Care .</p>

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