Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions (Anglais) Broché – 3 juillet 2003
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'… united in an original and altogether personal way the philosophy of the emotions with the texture of life and the experience of art … Upheavals of Thought is what Henry James, one of Nussbaum's favorite authors, would have called a 'great, glittering thing'.' Los Angeles Times Book Review
'… a philosophical milestone. Few books of our time make one feel so privileged to enter into them … A generation may pass before anyone gives an account of thinking about emotion and its human stakes as deep as Upheavals of Thought.' San Francisco Chronicle
'… In this massive study Nussbaum takes the perennial boxing match between thought and perception to a brilliant new register … it has the feel of a major achievement.' Publishers Weekly
'… a brave and civilized book. And at a time when we need above all an understanding of political emotions its subject could not be more welcome.' The New Republic
'… unites in an original and altogether personal way the philosophy of the emotions with the texture of life and the experience of art … The book shows an impressive familiarity with the classics, with psychology, with anthropology, with the law and with its own version of psychoanalysis.' Los Angeles Times Book Review
'[Nussbaum] is among America's most prolific and prominent public intellectuals, with many causes to her credit, to all of which she brings extraordinary scholarly and liberal credentials … it is a brave and civilized book. And at a time when we need above all an understanding of political emotions, its subject could not be more welcome.' The New Republic
'It is an awesomely ambitious and unabashedly personal book. It contains … three elegant studies of the role of the emotions in human flourishing … this is a magnificent book … this book stands apart, if only as a kind of culmination of her work so far.' Mind
'Several disciplinary establishments are bound to be shaken by this book, and most of all the scholars, scientists, and writers in the always emergent field of human emotion … almost all will be amazed by the extent to which Nussbaum can sweep feeling up into thinking and judging.' Common Knowledge
'… it is fitting that perhaps the most considered recent contribution to the field has been made by Martha C. Nussbaum, a philosopher whose considerable powers of thought have brought some much needed clarity and depth of thought into this complex and controversial field … appreciate the breadth of scholarship, the awesome ability to synthesize ideas from a range of disciplines without becoming facile, the elegance of the argument and the clarity of the writing. It is a book to read slowly, with care, and with plenty of pauses for reflection … she is keen to develop a social theory of emotion, which is a major contribution to the is debate.' Auto/Biography
'… thrilling and satisfying.' A. M. C. Casiday, University of Durham
'… an awesome tour de force of philosophical inquiry … some marvelous intellectual architecture …'. getAbstract
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I came across the same arrogant attitude in this book and I am very displeased (although I am happy to report no similar error on Nussbaum's part in talking about the Stoics or Buddhsim).
Of Gandhi she writes:"Gandhi's views about war are not sensible. His idea that the best way, and a fully adequate way, to approach Hitler was through nonviolence and love was simply absurd, and would have been profoundly damaging had anyone taken it seriously. He made two grave errors. First, he equated a violent response to Hitler with "Hitlerism," saying that "Hitlerism will never be defeated by counter-Hitlerism"... Second, he also held that Hitler would respond to a nonviolent and loving overture: "Human nature in its essence is one and therefore unfailingly responds to the advances of love" .... Gandhi's even uglier proposal not to resist the Japanese if they invaded India requires no comment."
I looked at her acknowledgements and didn't recognize anyone that might have led her to the error above. I will at some point take professional issue with it.
As in prior reviews of Nussbaum's work, I do "sign" off as who I am in academia.
Bart Gruzalski, Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts.
The argument unfolds in three sections. In Need and Recognition, Nussbaum defines emotions as evaluative judgements about the world based on our ideas of what we deem important for our own flourishing. After elaborating on this definition, she refines it by sparring with the -ologists who argue for the physiological origins of emotion. She addresses in a convincing way the question of how pre-verbal beings such as infants and non-verbal beings such as animals can make sophisticated evaluative judgements. The section on infant emotions plunges the reader back into those wild storms of bliss and rage that come from having all that you need to survive exist beyond your direct control.
Part II, Compassion, describes the process of extending one's definition of self-interest beyond the boundaries of one's own skin. She is particulary good on how shame and disgust, if not mastered, distance you from other people and prevent you from being imaginatively connected to a larger world.
Ascents of Love, the third part, traces evolving views of erotic love and it's here that Nussbaum's arguments start to soar. She demonstrates how the Platonic and Christian ascents of love solve the "problem" of loving specific individuals: you render the human irrelevant by ascending to the abstractions of ideal form or love of god. Nussbaum argues brilliantly for a view of erotic love that encompasses the ideal and real people as well. Her writing peaks in the chapters on Mahler and Joyce. She depicts Mahler's second symphony as a paean to human striving as a reward in itself, and Joyce's Ulysses as a heroic reclamation of the body in all its waywardness and fecundity from the life-denying clutch of the Catholic Church.
This book is important because it convincingly places control of our emotions within our own cognitive grasp. As masters of our emotions, we just might live a better life. One wishes the prose was less plodding in places, and the text less bristly with footnotes, but persevere. The views from the peaks are magnificent.
without this monumental addition to half of the body of philosophy. Thank you, Ms. Nussbaum