Ambivalence: A Philosophical Exploration (Paperback)Hili Razinsky (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
The author has produced a bold and fiercely independent account of ambivalence; an account which is rich, nuanced and detailed. Razinsky adopts a framework which, broadly speaking, is both Wittgensteinian and phenomenological. She turns to such diverse authors as Sartre, Freud, Bernard Williams and Philip Koch and with a little help from these friends devises her own notion of ambivalence. -- Avishai Margalit, Schulman Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
One of the main strengths of this book is a detailed map of terms and theories connected with the phenomenon of ambivalence Razinsky depicts. It could be useful for further research on such topics as emotions, values, personhood, rationality, as well as the relations between them. [...] Razinsky's work provides helpful insight into considerations of the problem of ambivalence in general. On the one hand, the author exhaustively reveals the problems of ambivalence, its rational character, the relations of ambivalence with consciousness, factual belief, value judgment and desire, the differences between the notions of "unity in plurality" and harmonized, plural persons. On the other hand, she provides insights into avenues of further research of related problems, such as doubt, cynicism and irony. * Eidos: A Journal for Philosophy Eidos of Culture, Vol. 1, no. 3, 2018 *
Razinsky ... argues that ambivalence is not merely common but pervasive, and that the possibility of ambivalent states, whether of belief, desire, or emotion, is built into the nature of those states and the way in which we conceptualize them from the start. One advantage of this approach is that it rejects from the start any possibility of treating the phenomena in question as merely marginal * Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, January 2019 *
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