Professor Kristján Kristjánsson’s Virtuous Emotions was published on 3rd May 2018. The aim of this book is to offer a revised ‘Aristotelian’ analysis and moral justification of a number of emotions that Aristotle either neglected (such as awe, grief, and jealousy), relegated, at best, to the level of the semi-virtuous (such as shame), made disparaging remarks about (such as gratitude) or rejected explicitly (such as pity, understood as pain at another person’s deserved bad fortune).
This latest addition to moral education literature presents a compelling vision of the role of the emotions in moral life. Using rich case-studies of six emotions: awe, grief, jealousy, shame, gratitude, and pity, the book explores how education can help us develop morally. The book is aimed at readers in philosophy, social sciences, and psychology. Virtuous Emotions can be purchased here.