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Beyond anger: there's no emotion we ought to think harder about than anger

14 mins | May 28, 2017

Anger is the emotion that has come to saturate our politics and culture. Philosophy can help us out of this dark vortex. "More controversial, perhaps, is his idea (in which, however, all Western philosophers who write about anger concur) that the angry person wants some type of payback, and that this is a conceptual part of what anger is. In other words, if you don’t want some type of payback, your emotion is something else (grief, perhaps), but not really anger." Martha C. Nussbaum explores in Aeon magazine.

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From Aeon magazine