Adam Morton Emotion and Imagination

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Recent years have seen an enormous amount of philosophical research into the emotions and the imagination, but as yet little work has been done to connect the two. In his engaging and highly original new book, Adam Morton shows that all emotions require some form of imagination and goes on to fully explore the link between these two important concepts both within philosophy and in everyday life.

We may take it for granted that complex emotions, such as hope and resentment, require a rich thinking and an engagement with the imagination, but Morton shows how more basic and responsive emotions such as fear and anger also require us to take account of possibilities and opportunities beyond the immediate situation. Interweaving a powerful tapestry of subtle argument with vivid detail, the book highlights that many emotions, more than we tend to suppose, require us to imagine a situation from a particular point of view and that this in itself can be the source of further emotional feeling. Morton goes on to demonstrate the important role that emotions play in our moral lives, throwing light on emotions such as self-respect, disapproval, and remorse, and the price we pay for having them. He explores the intricate nature of moral emotions and the challenges we face when integrating our thinking on morality and the emotions.

This compelling and thought-provoking new book challenges many assumptions about the nature of emotion and imagination and will appeal to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role that these concepts play in our lives. The book also has far reaching implications that will spark debate amongst scholars and students for some time to come.

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‘Friends of Adam Morton’s work will find familiarstrengths in this essay in moral psychology: detailed attention topeculiarities of cases and a hostility to easy formulations,matched by lucid arguments that keep the general aim in view. Hehas surprising things to say about imagining; mice do it,apparently. But we, unlike mice, can use imagination to help toshape our own emotions, and hence to structure our own moral lives.All in all, this is a splendid attempt to think through the complexissue of what the imagination can and cannot do forus.’
Gregory Currie, University of Nottingham

‘Adam Morton is a pioneering and original thinker whoseprovocative and insightful work on emotion and imagination haspushed the field in important new directions. It’s excitingto have a book-length treatment of these issues from such aninteresting and creative mind’
Tamar Gendler, Yale University

‘Morton takes us on a journey of the imagination into theimagination. His kaleidoscope of examples compels us to believethat emotions involve the imagination in sometimes unexpected, butalways fascinating ways. A great read!’
Heidi Maibom, Carleton University

Recent years have seen an enormous amount of philosophicalresearch into the emotions and the imagination, but as yet littlework has been done to connect the two. In his engaging and highlyoriginal new book, Adam Morton shows that all emotions require someform of imagination, and he goes on to explore fully the linkbetween these two important concepts both within philosophy and ineveryday life.

We may take it for granted that complex emotions, such as hopeand resentment, require a rich thinking and an engagement with theimagination, but Morton shows how more basic and responsiveemotions such as fear and anger also require us to take account ofpossibilities and opportunities beyond the immediate situation.Interweaving a powerful tapestry of subtle argument with vividdetail, the book highlights that many emotions, more than we tendto suppose, require us to imagine a situation from a particularpoint of view, and that this in itself can be the source of furtheremotional feeling. Morton proceeds to demonstrate the importantrole that emotions play in our moral lives, throwing light onexamples such as self-respect, disapproval, and remorse, and theprice we pay for having them. He explores the intricate nature ofmoral emotions and the challenges we face when integrating ourthinking on morality and the emotions.

This compelling and thought-provoking new book challenges manyassumptions about the nature of emotion and imagination and willappeal to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role thatthese concepts play in our lives. The book also has far-reachingimplications that will spark debate amongst scholars and studentsfor some time to come.

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Adam Morton is visiting emeritus professor at the University of British Columbia.

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