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ERIC Number: EJ1052679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Emptiness and the Education of the Emotions
Morgan, Jeffrey
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n3 p291-304 2015
This article argues that Buddhist philosophy offers a plausible theory of the education of the emotions. Emotions are analyzed as cognitive feeling events in which the subject is passive. The education of the emotions is possible if and only if it is possible to evaluate one's emotional life (the normative condition) and it is possible to satisfy the normative condition through learning (the pedagogical condition). Drawing on the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, as well as the concepts of conditioned arising, emptiness and "anatta," the article presents a view of the education of the emotions that rejects craving for permanence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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