We are often taught that vengeance is a reprehensible or unworthy motivation and that, as a result, pursuing revenge should not be the method of choice when metin
Anger and outrage: useful emotions that we cannot ignore, or simply a base desire for revenge? Are these (sometimes violent) emotions something we should strive to move beyond, or do we have a right to their expression? When is anger appropriate, and in what ways can it be channeled, if at all?
Former guest Martha Nussbaum is featured on this podcast on anger, courtesy of The Partially Examined Life. Also check out an episode we did with Martha called "The Indispensible Emotions" or our episode, "An Eye for an Eye: The Morality of Revenge" for a discussion on the ethics of anger.
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Where would we be without emotions? Many philosophers throughout history have thought the emotions serve only to cloud our judgments and actions. Phrases like "He's just acting emotionally" or "