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True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book states that we live our lives through our emotions, and that it is our emotions which give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, ... More


Livid Coercive Hearts

Neil Websdale

in Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315417
eISBN:
9780199777464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315417.003.004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Chapter 4 focuses on eight perpetrators of familicide (7 male, one female) drawn from 77 cases (76 being male perpetrators) exhibiting a prior history of domestic violence and varying degrees of ... More


Healthy Love

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by illustrating how love can simultaneously involve sickness and immorality, using examples of jealousy, unrequited love, and sadomasochism. It then outlines a virtue-oriented ... More


 Saul and David—Fear; Sword and Spear: Patterns 4 and 5

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Immediately following the slaying of Goliath and Saul's mystifying query about who that young slayer was, David becomes the object of Saul's fear and murderous jealousy, a mini‐drama of cat‐and‐mouse ... More


 The Threat of the Other Woman: Free‐Spirited Śūrpaṇakhā and Sophisticated Kubjā

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 5 studies how goddesses cope with the threat of “the other woman.” It compares free‐spirited Shurpanakha's attempt to seduce Rama with the Gopis’ jealousy for sophisticated Kubja, Krishna's ... More


The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The passions were a topic of widespread interest in antiquity. This is a study on their role in Roman love elegy (1st c. BCE), a genre rife with passions and jealousy in particular. Jealousy does ... More


Pelléas et Mélisande: Musico‐Dramatic Turning Point: Intervallic Expansion as Symbol of Dramatic Tension and Change of Mood

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter looks at Act III, Scene I — one of the towers of the castle — and examines the idea of Mélisande's hair as object of manifold symbolic significance, the seduction of Pelléas in the magic ... More


Conclusion: A Genre Structured by Jealousy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

in The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The conclusion suggests that many of the features characteristic of jealousy are actually responsible for some of the more distinctive elements of Roman elegy itself. Jealousy is not merely the ... More


Making Ourselves Miserable

Mark R. Leary

in The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172423
eISBN:
9780199786756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Most negative emotions are not the direct consequences of real emotion-producing events, but rather occur because people imagine themselves in past or future situations and engage in rumination about ... More


Invidia Is One Thing, Invidia Quite Another

Robert A. Kaster

in Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195140781
eISBN:
9780199789283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140781.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the various scripts of invidia, the Latin term from which English “envy” is ultimately derived, though the Latin term is of much wider application. A system or “taxonomy” of ... More


Delusional confabulations and self-deception

Alfred R. Mele

in Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.06
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on three specific kinds of delusional confabulation — confabulations associated with the Capgras' syndrome, delusional jealousy (or the Othello syndrome), and the reverse Othello ... More


Reply to My Critics

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the author's reply to his critics and addresses specific interesting issues they raise. He considers it interesting that all three of his critics focus (to varying degrees) on ... More


Self-Deception (Albertine's Kimono)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

While the first stage of Proust's training consists in bringing the acolyte to recognize the importance of “subjective truth” — rule-governed distortion of the data of sense by an individual ... More


Lessons in Reading

Adam Watt

in Reading in Proust's A la recherche: 'le délire de la lecture'

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566174
eISBN:
9780191721519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566174.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Through close analysis of a number of scenes (Swann reading a letter addressed to Forcheville, Norpois commenting on the narrator's writing, Elstir ‘reading’ the church façade ... More


Jerusalem: Her Character and Context

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Jerusalem's character is informed by many biblical figures – especially the harlot, the bride, and the Woman clothed with the Sun in the Book of Revelation. In his heroine, Blake challenges notions ... More


Nature, Poetry, and the Vicissitudes of Love

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Development of the relationship with Sara Hutchinson. Coleridge's journey to Malta and his reaction to John Wordsworth's death at sea. His ‘involuntary jealousy’ at Wordsworth's unlimited access to ... More


Moral Ideals

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes moral ideals from utilitarian ideals, religious ideals, and personal ideals. It examines the concept of the summum bonum, and its relationship to happiness and the virtues. ... More


A Common Certain Understanding

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In spite of Virginia Woolf’s insistence in her personal writing on the significance of her relationship with Katherine Mansfield, some of her biographers pay scant attention to it, although this is ... More


Vertigo in ‘The Daughters of the Late Colonel’ and Jacob’s Room

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the time that she was writing Jacob’s Room, Virginia Woolf was involved in the most intense phase of her friendship with Katherine Mansfield. In an entry in her diary where she says that she ... More


Nasty Emotions: Envy, Spite, Jealousy, Resentment, and Vengeance

Robert C. Solomon

in True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses several rather nasty and double-edged emotions, double-edged in that they tend to be remarkably self-destructive even as they are aimed at bringing down other people. These ... More


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