Methodological Anxiety: Heidegger on Moods and Emotions

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In the context of a history of the emotions, Martin Heidegger presents an important and challenging case. Emotions, broadly construed, play a central role in his thinking; particularly boredom, fear and anxiety. This role is, however, highly distinctive: Heidegger is critical of much of the standard ontology of emotions and he is uninterested in many of the philosophical debates within which emotions usually figure. My purpose in this article is to sketch these aspects of Heidegger’s work, highlighting both the innovative nature of his views and the distinctive problems he faces as a consequence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThinking about the Emotions
Subtitle of host publicationA Philosophical History
EditorsAlix Cohen, Robert Stern
PublisherOxford Univerity Press; Oxford
ISBN (Print)9780198766858
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Martin Heidegger
  • Emotions
  • Moods
  • History of Philosophy


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