Living Philosophy

Negative Emotions with Krista Thomason

September 06, 2021 Todd Mei / Krista Thomason Season 1 Episode 16
Living Philosophy
Negative Emotions with Krista Thomason
Show Notes

Negative emotions—such as fear, anger, and envy—are often seen as the kinds of things that impede our abilities to lead the kind of life we wish—the good life. Given the proliferation of violence and interminable arguments fueled by negative emotions, we might think that we need to eliminate them from our lives or suppress them. Prof. Krista Thomason (Swarthmore College) discusses how negative emotions work and why trying to eliminate or suppress them might be a bad thing. In fact, the path to a good life might actually involve embracing them. 

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Music: Earth and the Moon, by Ketsa

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