Emotions and international law

Popovski, Vesselin (2016) Emotions and international law. In: Emotions and International politics :Beyond mainstream international relations. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 184-204. ISBN 9781316286838

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The relationship between emotions and law has been debated over many centuries. Some philosophers, Immanuel Kant for example, considered emotions as “illnesses of mind”, as destroyers of rational decision-making, counter-productive to politics and law. In the “Introduction” to Metaphysics of Morals, Kant reveals four stages of rationalization of human actions: feelings lead to inclinations, which lead to interests, which lead to a choices, which leads to actions. 1 Trying to satisfy their primal emotional needs, humans realize their interests, develop plans, establish goals, and strategize towards achieving these through rational actions.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Politics and International Relations | Social Psychology
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 06:15
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2022 05:41
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316286838
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2643


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