Philosophy's Moods: The Affective Grounds of Thinking: the Affective Grounds of Thinking

Hagi Kenaan (Editor), Ilit Ferber (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages210
ISBN (Electronic)1283478056, 940071503X, 9786613478054, 9789400715035
ISBN (Print)9789400715035
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameContributions to Phenomenology; v. 063


  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Consciousness
  • Phenomenological psychology
  • Mood (Psychology)
  • מצב רוח (פסיכולוגיה)
  • פסיכולוגיה פנומנולוגית
  • תודעה
  • פילוסופיה של הנפש
  • פנומנולוגיה
  • אתיקה
  • الأخلاقيّات
  • פילוסופיה
  • الفلسفة

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Consciousness
  • Ethics
  • Mood (Psychology)
  • Phenomenological psychology
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Deontology -- Ethics
  • Ethics, Primitive
  • Ethology -- Ethics
  • Moral philosophy
  • Morality
  • Morals -- Ethics
  • Philosophy, Moral
  • Science, Moral
  • Ethic
  • Psychological phenomenology
  • Psychology, Phenomenological
  • Mind, Philosophy of
  • Mind, Theory of
  • Theory of mind


Dive into the research topics of 'Philosophy's Moods: The Affective Grounds of Thinking: the Affective Grounds of Thinking'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this