Reply to My Critics

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199862986
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949762 | DOI:
Reply to My Critics

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This chapter presents the author's reply to his critics and addresses specific interesting issues they raise. He considers it interesting that all three of his critics focus (to varying degrees) on jealousy. This says something about the significance of jealousy in our lives, a significance perhaps not surprising given that it is compounded, in important and complex ways, of fear and anger—two emotions that are, on anybody's account, basic emotions. And jealousy is, at least in relation to its erotic forms, importantly tied to love. Since jealousy operates in the space of fear, anger, and love, it is natural that it should assume a central place in discussions of emotion of the kind we are having now.

Keywords: jealousy; fear; anger; emotions

Chapter.  4796 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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