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  1. Ethics and Excellence: Cooperation and Integrity in Business.Robert C. Solomon - 1992 - Oxford University Press.
    The Greek philosopher Aristotle, writing over two thousand years before Wall Street, called people who engaged in activities which did not contribute to society "parasites." In his latest work, renowned scholar Robert C. Solomon asserts that though capitalism may require capital, but it does not require, much less should it be defined by the parasites it inevitably attracts. Capitalism has succeeded not with brute strength or because it has made people rich, but because it has produced responsible citizens and--however unevenly--prosperous (...)
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    What Emotions Really Are: The Problem of Psychological Categories. [REVIEW]Robert C. Solomon - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (1):131.
    “What is an emotion?” William James asked that question in the title of an essay he wrote in 1884, and his answer was that an emotion is a sensation brought about by bodily disturbance. Writing as a psychologist, he was concerned to help turn his discipline into a science. But as a philosopher writing about religious faith, by contrast, James argued that emotions must be understood in terms of such large and fuzzy issues as “the meaning of life.” The philosophy (...)
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    The Passions.Robert C. Solomon - 1976 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    INTRODUCTION: REASON AND THE PASSIONS i. Philosophy? This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey. ...
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  4. Corporate Roles, Personal Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach to Business Ethics.Robert C. Solomon - 1992 - Business Ethics Quarterly 2 (3):317-339.
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  5. A Better Way to Think About Business: How Personal Integrity Leads to Corporate Success.Robert C. Solomon - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    Is business ethics a contradiction in terms? Absolutely not, says Robert Solomon. In fact, he maintains that sound ethics is a necessary precondition of any long-term business enterprise, and that excellence in business must exist on the foundation of values that most of us hold dear. Drawing on twenty years of experience consulting with major corporations on ethics, Solomon clarifies the difficult ethical choices all people in business are faced with from time to time. He takes an "Aristotelian" approach to (...)
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    Corporate Roles, Personal Virtues: An Aristotelean Approach to Business Ethics.Robert C. Solomon - 1992 - Business Ethics Quarterly 2 (3):317-339.
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  7. The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life.Robert C. Solomon - 1993 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    An abridged reprint of the Doubleday edition of 1976, with new preface and conclusion by the author.
     
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  8. Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions.Robert C. Solomon - 2002 - Mind 111 (444):897-901.
    Reviews the book, Upheavals of thought: The intelligence of emotions by Martha C. Nussbaum . Drawing from an astounding array of sources, Nussbaum argues against the common understanding of emotions as irrational and animalistic impulses disconnected from our thoughts and reason. Rather, she argues that emotions are highly discriminating responses to what is of value and importance that are, therefore, suffused with intelligence and discernment. Nussbaum explores the structure of a wide range of emotions, in particular, compassion and love, in (...)
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  9. Victims of Circumstances? A Defense of Virtue Ethics in Business.Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (1):43-62.
    Should the responsibilities of business managers be understood independently of the social circumstances and “market forces”that surround them, or (in accord with empiricism and the social sciences) are agents and their choices shaped by their circumstances,free only insofar as they act in accordance with antecedently established dispositions, their “character”? Virtue ethics, of which I consider myself a proponent, shares with empiricism this emphasis on character as well as an affinity with the social sciences. But recent criticisms of both empiricist and (...)
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  10. True to Our Feelings. What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us.Robert C. Solomon - 2007 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 69 (4):757-758.
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  11. True To Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us.Robert C. Solomon - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    We live our lives through our emotions, writes Robert Solomon, and it is our emotions that give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, what bores us--all of this defines us, gives us character, constitutes who we are. In True to Our Feelings, Solomon illuminates the rich life of the emotions--why we don't really understand them, what they really are, and how they make us human and give meaning to life. (...)
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  12. Not Passion’s Slave: Emotions and Choice.Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Not Passion's Slave is a collection of Solomon's most significant essay-length publications on the nature of emotions over the past twenty-five years. He develops two essential themes throughout the volume: firstly, he presents a "cognitive" theory of emotions in which emotions are construed primarily as evaluative judgments; secondly, he proposes an "existentialist" perspective in which he defends the idea that we are responsible for our emotions and, in a limited sense, "choose" them. The final section presents his current philosophical position (...)
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  13. What is an Emotion?: Classic Readings in Philosophical Psychology.Cheshire Calhoun & Robert C. Solomon (eds.) - 1984 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume draws together important selections from the rich history of theories and debates about emotion. Utilizing sources from a variety of subject areas including philosophy, psychology, and biology, the editors provide an illuminating look at the "affective" side of psychology and philosophy from the perspective of the world's great thinkers. Part One features classic readings from Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Hume. Part Two, entitled "The Meeting of Philosophy and Psychology," samples the theories of thinkers such as Darwin, James, and (...)
     
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  14. The Passions.Robert C. Solomon - 1984 - Philosophy 59 (229):410-411.
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  15. Emotions and Choice.Robert C. Solomon - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 27 (1):20 - 41.
    DO WE CHOOSE OUR EMOTIONS? Can we be held responsible for our anger? for feeling jealousy? for falling in love or succumbing to resentment or hatred? The suggestion sounds odd because emotions are typically considered occurrences that happen to us: emotions are taken to be the hallmark of the irrational and the disruptive. Controlling one’s emotion is supposed to be like the caging and taming of a wild beast, the suppression and sublimation of a Freudian "it.".
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  16. Emotions, Thoughts, and Feelings: Emotions as Engagements with the World.Robert C. Solomon - 2004 - In Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions. Oxford University Press. pp. 1-18.
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    The Moral Psychology of Business: Care and Compassion in the Corporation.Robert C. Solomon - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):515-533.
    The virtue of moral psychology is that it emphasizes what is most human in business, as opposed to the more bloodless conceptsof “obligation,” “duty,” “responsibility” and rights.” The heart of moral psychology is to be found in such concrete phenomena as fear, love, affection, antipathy, loyalty, jealousy, anger, resentment, avarice, ambition, pride, and cowardice. In this essay, I want to explore two of the core virtues of the corporation, conceived of as a community, the “sentiments” of care and compassion. These (...)
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    What’s Character Got to Do with It? [REVIEW]Robert C. Solomon - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):648–655.
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    The Moral Psychology of Business: Care and Compassion in the Corporation.Robert C. Solomon - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):515-533.
    The virtue of moral psychology is that it emphasizes what is most human in business, as opposed to the more bloodless conceptsof “obligation,” “duty,” “responsibility” and rights.” The heart of moral psychology is to be found in such concrete phenomena as fear, love, affection, antipathy, loyalty, jealousy, anger, resentment, avarice, ambition, pride, and cowardice. In this essay, I want to explore two of the core virtues of the corporation, conceived of as a community, the “sentiments” of care and compassion. These (...)
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  20. Creating Trust.Robert C. Solomon - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2):205-232.
    In this essay, we argue that trust is a dynamic emotional relationship which entails responsibility. Trust is not a social substance, a medium, or a mysterious entity but rather a set of social practices, defined by our choices, to trust or not to trust. We discuss the differences and the relationship between trust and trustworthiness, and we distinguish several different kinds or “levels” of trust, simple trust, basic trust, “blind” trust, and authentic trust. We then argue that trust as an (...)
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    On Emotions as Judgments.Robert C. Solomon - 1988 - American Philosophical Quarterly 25 (2):183-191.
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  22. True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us.Robert C. Solomon - 2006 - Oup Usa.
    We live our lives through our emotions, writes Robert Solomon, and it is our emotions that give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, what bores us--all of this defines us, gives us character, constitutes who we are. In True to Our Feelings, Solomon illuminates the rich life of the emotions--why we don't really understand them, what they really are, and how they make us human and give meaning to life. (...)
     
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  23. It's Good Business.Robert C. Solomon - 1985 - Perennial Library.
    Extensive case studies, questionnaires, and problem-solving exercises make this an essential guide for business people.
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  24. The Passions. The Myth and Nature of Human Emotions.Robert C. Solomon - 1976 - Doubleday.
  25. The Philosophy of Emotions.Robert C. Solomon - 1999 - In M. Lewis & J. Havil (eds.), Handbook of Emotions. Guilford Press.
     
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    Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us.Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most popular and controversial philosophers of the last 150 years. Narcissistic, idiosyncratic, hyperbolic, irreverent--never has a philosopher been appropriated, deconstructed, and scrutinized by such a disparate array of groups, movements, and schools of thought. Adored by many for his passionate ideas and iconoclastic style, he is also vilified for his lack of rigor, apparent cruelty, and disdain for moral decency. In Living with Nietzsche, Solomon suggests that we read Nietzsche from a very different point (...)
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  27. Not Passion’s Slave: Emotions and Choice.Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - Oup Usa.
    This volume collects thirty years worth of articles on the emotions written by the distinguished philosopher Robert Solomon. Solomon's thesis is that we are significantly responsible for our emotions, which are evaluative judgments that in effect we choose. This is the first of several volumes that document work in the emotions.
     
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  28. Nietzsche on Fatalism and "Free Will".Robert C. Solomon - 2002 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 23 (1):63-87.
  29. In Defense of Sentimentality : A Casebook.Robert C. Solomon - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Philosophy has as much to do with feelings as it does with thoughts and thinking. Philosophy, accordingly, requires not only emotional sensitivity but an understanding of the emotions, not as curious but marginal psychological phenomena but as the very substance of life. In this, the second book in a series devoted to his work on the emotions, Robert Solomon presents a defense of the emotions and of sentimentality against the background of what he perceives as a long history of abuse (...)
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  30. Spirituality for the Skeptic the Thoughtful Love of Life.Robert C. Solomon - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    Is it possible to be spiritual and yet not believe in the supernatural? Can a person be spiritual without belonging to a religious group or organization? Robert Solomon offers challenging answers to these questions as he explodes commonly held myths about what is means to be spiritual in today's pluralistic world. Drawing on his own struggles to reconcile philosophy with religion, the author offers a model of a vibrant, fulfilling spirituality that embraces the complexities of human existence and acknowledges the (...)
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    What’s Character Got to Do with It? [REVIEW]Robert C. Solomon - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):648-655.
  32. About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times.Robert C. Solomon - 1994 - Hackett Pub. Co..
    A subtle and distinguished work by a philosopher renowned for his groundbreaking analysis of human emotions, About Love.
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  33. On Fate and Fatalism.Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - Philosophy East and West 53 (4):435-454.
    : Fate and fatalism have been powerful notions in many societies, from Homer's Iliad, the Greek moira, the South Asian karma, and the Chinese ming in the ancient world to the modern concept of "destiny." But fate and fatalism are now treated with philosophical disdain or as a clearly inferior version of what is better considered as "determinism." The concepts of fate and fatalism are defended here, and fatalism is clearly distinguished from determinism. Reference is made to the ancient Greek (...)
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  34. Emotions, Thoughts, and Feelings: What is a Cognitive Theory of the Emotions and Does It Neglect Affectivity?Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - In A. Hatimoysis (ed.), Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1-18.
    I have been arguing, for almost thirty years now, that emotions have been unduly neglected in philosophy. Back in the seventies, it was an argument that attracted little sympathy. I have also been arguing that emotions are a ripe for philosophical analysis, a view that, as evidenced by the Manchester 2001 conference and a large number of excellent publications, has now become mainstream. My own analysis of emotion, first published in 1973, challenged the sharp divide between emotions and rationality, insisted (...)
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  35. Pathologies of Pride in Camus's The Fall.Robert C. Solomon - 2004 - Philosophy and Literature 28 (1):41-59.
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    Business With Virtue.Robert C. Solomon - 2000 - Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):339-341.
    As we enter the new millennium, there is an overriding question facing global corporate free enterprise, and that is whether the corporations that now or will control and affect so much of the planet’s humanity and resources can demonstrate not only theirprofitability but their integrity. The old quasi-theological arguments still persist, whether multinational corporations and capitalism ingeneral best serve humanity; whether corporations and capitalism are good or evil or whether they are, at best, amoral; whethercorporations can have a conscience; and (...)
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    On "Positive" and "Negative" Emotions.Robert C. Solomon & Lori D. Stone - 2002 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32 (4):417–435.
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  38. True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us.Robert C. Solomon - 2006 - Oup Usa.
    The story of our lives is the story of our passions. We fall in love, we are gripped by scientific curiosity and religious fervor, we fear death and grieve for others, we humble ourselves in envy, jealousy, and resentment. In this remarkable book, Robert Solomon shares his fascination with the emotions and illuminates our passions in an exciting new way.
     
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  39. The New World of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise in the Global 1990s.Robert C. Solomon - 1994
     
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  40. Sexual Paradigms.Robert C. Solomon - 1974 - Journal of Philosophy 71 (11):336-345.
  41. Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us.Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - Oup Usa.
    Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most popular and controversial philosophers of the last 150 years; his popular appeal surpasses any philosopher who came after him. Yet as Robert Solomon shows, never has a thinker been more misunderstood. Solomon shows us that in fact the 'real' Nietzsche has tremendous value for the modern seeker and is not the dark figure some have made him. Solomon brings out Nietzsche's view of a successful inner life, the notion of 'passionate inwardness', deep emotions, (...)
     
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    Not Passion’s Slave: Emotions and Choice.Robert C. Solomon - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):741-744.
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  43. What Nietzsche Really Said.Robert C. Solomon & Kathleen M. Higgins - 2000
     
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    The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin Versus the Passionate Life.Robert C. Solomon - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    The Joy of Philosophy is a return to some of the perennial questions of philosophy--questions about the meaning of life; about death and tragedy; about the respective roles of rationality and passion in the good life; about love, compassion, and revenge; about honesty, deception, and betrayal; and about who we are and how we think about who we are. Recapturing the heart-felt confusion and excitement that originally brings us all to philosophy, internationally renowned teacher and lecturer Robert C. Solomon offers (...)
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    Game Theory as a Model for Business and Business Ethics.Robert C. Solomon - 1999 - Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (1):11-29.
    Fifty years ago, two Princeton professors established game theory as an important new branch of applied mathematics. Gametheory has become a celebrated discipline in its own right, and it now plays a prestigious role in many disciplines, including ethics,due in particular to the neo-Hobbesian thinking of David Gauthier and others. Now it is perched at the edge of business ethics. I believethat it is dangerous and demeaning. It makes us look the wrong way at business, reinforcing a destructive obsession with (...)
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    Reasons for Love.Robert C. Solomon - 2002 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32 (1):1–28.
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    The Corporation as Community A Reply to Ed Hartman.Robert C. Solomon - 1994 - Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (3):271-285.
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    And Now For Something Completely Different: From Heidegger To Entrepreneurship - Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of SolidarityCharles Spinosa, Fernando Flores and Hubert Dreyfus Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997.Robert C. Solomon - 1999 - Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (1):169.
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  49. Some Notes on Emotion, "East and West".Robert C. Solomon - 1995 - Philosophy East and West 45 (2):171-202.
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    Back to Basics: On the Very Idea of "Basic Emotions".Robert C. Solomon - 2002 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32 (2):115–144.
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