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Hili Razinsky's Ambivalence: A Philosophical Exploration PDF

By Hili Razinsky

Ambivalence (as in sensible conflicts, ethical dilemmas, conflicting ideals, and combined emotions) is a primary phenomenon of human lifestyles. but ambivalence is incompatible with entrenched philosophical conceptions of personhood, judgement, and motion, and is denied or marginalised by way of thinkers of numerous issues. This booklet takes an intensive new stance, bringing the learn of middle philosophical concerns including that of ambivalence. The publication proposes new money owed in numerous parts – together with subjectivity, recognition, rationality, and price – whereas elucidating a variety of phenomena expressive of ambivalence, from emotional ambivalence to self-deception. The ebook rejects the view that ambivalence makes somebody divided, exhibiting that our tension-fraught attitudes are profoundly unitary. Ambivalence isn't really tantamount to confusion or to paralysis: it's continually essentially rational, and sometimes inventive, energetic, and perceptive to boot. The e-book 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 reviews and Empirical Psychology, and considers a wealthy set of examples from everyday life and literature.

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