New PDF release: Ambivalence: A Philosophical Exploration

By Hili Razinsky

Ambivalence (as in useful conflicts, ethical dilemmas, conflicting ideals, and combined emotions) is a valuable phenomenon of human existence. but ambivalence is incompatible with entrenched philosophical conceptions of personhood, judgement, and motion, and is denied or marginalised by way of thinkers of various matters. This booklet takes an intensive new stance, bringing the examine of middle philosophical concerns including that of ambivalence. The ebook proposes new debts in different parts – together with subjectivity, awareness, rationality, and price – whereas elucidating quite a lot of phenomena expressive of ambivalence, from emotional ambivalence to self-deception. The booklet rejects the view that ambivalence makes someone divided, exhibiting that our tension-fraught attitudes are profoundly unitary. Ambivalence isn't tantamount to confusion or to paralysis: it's continually primarily rational, and sometimes artistic, energetic, and perceptive besides. The publication develops subject matters from Wittgenstein, Davidson, Sartre, and Freud. It engages with modern debates in Analytic Philosophy as well as paintings starting from Aristotle to Cultural experiences and Empirical Psychology, and considers a wealthy set of examples from lifestyle and literature.

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