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Emotion and Culture: Arguing with Martha Nussbaum

Wierzbicka, Anna


Martha Nussbaum's account of human emotions, given in her influential 2001 book Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions is, in many ways, a balanced and insightful one. Her discussion steers prudently and carefully between, on the one hand, the excesses of cultural relativism and social constructivism, and on the other, the crude universalism of biological and cognitivist accounts of emotion. And yet I do not find Nussbaum's overall account fully adequate, and, in particular, I do...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethos: The Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology


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