Philosophy's Moods: The Affective Grounds of Thinking

  • Hagi Kenaan
  • Ilit Ferber

Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hagi Kenaan, Ilit Ferber
      Pages 3-10
  3. Wonder

  4. Melancholy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Jeff Malpas
      Pages 87-101
  5. Anxiety

  6. Otherness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Ido Geiger
      Pages 159-172
    3. Shlomo Cohen
      Pages 173-184
  7. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Ben-Ami Scharfstein
      Pages 201-208
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-210

About this book


Philosophy's Moods is a collection of original essays interrogating the inseparable bond between mood and philosophical thinking. What is the relationship between mood and thinking in philosophy? In what sense are we always already philosophizing from within a mood? What kinds of mood are central for shaping the space of philosophy? What is the philosophical imprint of Aristotle’s wonder, Kant’s melancholy, Kierkegaard’s anxiety or Nietzsche's shamelessness?
Philosophy's Moods invites its readers to explore the above questions through diverse methodological perspectives. The collection includes fourteen contributions by internationally renowned scholars as well as younger and emerging voices. In pondering the place of the subjective and personal roots that thinking is typically called to overcome, the book challenges and articulates an alternative to a predominant tendency in philosophy to view the theoretical content and the affective side of thought as opposed to one another.


Affect and philosophy Anxiety in Heidegger Attunement in Heidegger Emotion and Thought Heidegger Melancholy and Monad Melancholy and philosophy Mood and philosophical thinking Moods and Philosophy Stimmung and philosophy Wonder in Ancient philosophy mood in Being and Time

Editors and affiliations

  • Hagi Kenaan
    • 1
  • Ilit Ferber
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of PhilosophyTel-Aviv UniversityRamat AvivIsrael
  2. 2., Department of PhilosophyTel-Aviv UniversityRamat GanIsrael

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