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Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Simon Mussell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book provides a new perspective on the early work of the Frankfurt School, by focusing on the vital role that affect and feeling play in the development of critical theory. Building on ... More


The 1960s

Leslie Mitchell

in Maurice Bowra: A Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199295845
eISBN:
9780191700729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295845.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For someone brought up in the Edwardian era, the 1960s felt often baffling and upsetting. For one thing, the ghost of Jacob had still not been fully exorcised, and Cecil Maurice Bowra dreamt ... More


Envy: Theory and Research

Richard Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

For centuries, scholars have argued that envy is the source of much aggressive behavior as well as the root cause of much unhappiness, but it is only recently that there have been attempts to examine ... More


Morality and Unhappiness

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the connection between morality and unhappiness. It considers circumstances in which immoral behavior provides a greater chance to avoid disaster than does acting morally, ... More


Music in love: happy and unhappy

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents selected accounts of strong experiences with music in connection with love. Love is often connected with music. Music can function as a catalyst in a loving relationship and in ... More


God and Morality

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the idea that we should act morally in accord with God's will, even if doing so is likely to lead to personal unhappiness. Most people, out of either fear or respect, would wish ... More


Happiness and Ignorance

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines whether happiness can be based on ignorance. It first considers a case that offers lessons about academic ethics, but also has implications for understanding happiness. It then ... More


Fear of the Divine

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of the divine. With regards to fear of the divine, Epicurus is primarily concerned with plural ... More


Fear of Unfulfilled Desires

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of unfulfilled desires. Epicurus calls “natural and necessary” such desires as wanting food, ... More


Fear of Death

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of death. According to Epicurus, if we focus on death and fear it, then we are led to be ... More


Conclusion: Happily Never After

Laurie Essig

in Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295018
eISBN:
9780520967922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295018.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter travels to the most perfect ending to romance: a life within the nuclear family in a suburb built by Disney, Celebration Florida. Essig argues that suburbia and its promise of happiness ... More


Are We There Yet?: What Happened on the Way to the Demise of Positive Psychology

Laura A. King

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter reviews some of the things that happened on the way to the imagined eventual demise of the positive psychology movement. It focuses first on what might well be the best predictor of the ... More


Feeling blue: melancholic dispositions and conscious unhappiness

Simon Mussell

in Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 begins by looking at how medical and cultural histories of melancholy and unhappiness have traditionally defined and diagnosed such feelings as negative, unhealthy, and undesirable, even ... More


The Love of Violence—I: Happiness Has No Literature*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this essay Badrinath is of the view that although one claims that happiness is what he/she seeks, one carries along the notion that happiness is boring, there is no excitement or exhilaration; and ... More


Thomas Hardy

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Thomas Hardy's fiction exposes his readers to pain, unhappiness, torment, and distress. Focusing on The Return of the Native, it explores why Hardy's stories are painful in ... More


Colm Tóibín

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Colm Tóibín's The Empty Family, a collection of nine short stories. All but two of the stories end in a stoically endured unhappiness expressed with Tóibín's now ... More


Moral Standards

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the nature of acting morally, a necessary condition for living well. One principle common to many religious traditions is the Golden Rule. Its positive formulation, attributed ... More


Understanding Ungenerous Americans

Beaster-Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson

in The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394906
eISBN:
9780199394937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394906.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 illuminates the second paradox of generosity: many people who do not practice generosity find that they still lack many of the pleasures and material goods which they believe would bring ... More


Should Happiness or Human Development be the Main Development Objective?

Frances Stewart, Gustav Ranis, and Emma Samman

in Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794455
eISBN:
9780191835902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794455.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the new emphasis on happiness as the overriding objective of development. The view emerged in response to defects in income as a measure of progress, similar to the origin of ... More


Constructing a Malay-Triumphalist Islam

Khairudin Aljunied

in Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190925192
eISBN:
9780190925222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190925192.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 7 examines the postcolonial state’s quest to construct a “Malay-triumphalist Islam.” This was achieved through legal measures as evinced in the enshrining of Islam in the constitution and ... More


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