The Moral Psychology of the Emotions

How do our emotions influence our other mental states (perceptions, beliefs, motivations, intentions) and our behaviour? How are they influenced by our other mental states, our environments, and our cultures? What is the moral value of a particular emotion in a particular context? This series explores the causes, consequences, and value of the emotions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Emotions are diverse, with components at various levels (biological, neural, psychological, social), so each book in this series is devoted to a distinct emotion. This focus allows the author and reader to delve into a specific mental state, rather than trying to sum up emotions en masse. Authors approach a particular emotion from their own disciplinary angle (e.g., conceptual analysis, feminist philosophy, critical race theory, phenomenology, social psychology, personality psychology, neuroscience) while connecting with other fields. In so doing, they build a mosaic for each emotion, evaluating both its nature and its moral properties.

Volumes under contract:

  • Anna Gotlib, The Moral Psychology of Sadness
  • Emma Gordon & Adam Carter, The Moral Psychology of Pride
  • Myisha Cherry & Owen Flanagan, The Moral Psychology of Anger
  • Kathryn Norlock, The Moral Psychology of Forgiveness

Volumes in preparation:

  • Christine Tappolet & Fabrice Teroni, The Moral Psychology of Awe
  • Justin Caouette & Carolyn Price, The Moral Psychology of Compassion
  • Michelle Mason, The Moral Psychology of Contempt
  • Lani Watson, The Moral Psychology of Curiosity
  • Nina Strohminger & Victor Kumar, The Moral Psychology of Disgust
  • Sara Protasi, The Moral Psychology of Envy
  • Lauren Ware, The Moral Psychology of Fear
  • Anna Gotlib, The Moral Psychology of Regret
  • Cecilea Mun, The Moral Psychology of Shame