Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1994. Reprint of the 1963 Edition. Paperback. Used - Very Good. Very light crease to spine. Some darkening to edges of wrap, otherwise minimally worn. Prior owner's inscription in ink in title page. Light underlining and highlighting . Binding is tight. Slightly toned with some foxing to edges. Bibliography. Index. 245 pp. Item #12329
Action, Emotion and Will was first published in 1963, when it was one of the first books to provoke serious interest in the emotions and philosophy of human action. Almost forty years on, Anthony Kenny's account of action and emotion is still essential reading for anyone interested in these topics.
The first part of the book takes an historical look at the emotions in the work of Descartes, Locke and particularly Hume. In the second part, Kenny moves on to discuss some of the experimental work on the emotions by 20th Century psychologists like William James. Separate chapters cover feelings, motives, desire and pleasure.