I’ve been making notes for a to-be-written-at-some-stage book the working-title of which is “Beyond Emotional Intelligence“. I enjoyed Daniel Goleman’s book, Emotional Intelligence, but always felt that it did not really define or explain emotions that well.
In this lecture series, Dr. Harry Binswanger, does.
This really is a masterful analysis and presentation of what emotions are, how they arise and what they’re for. It deserves to be far more widely known, so once you’ve listened, spread the word.
Topics covered include:
- Emotions and awareness
- Emotions and value-judgments
- The biological function of emotions
- The role of the subconscious in emotional responses
- Emotions distinguished from other affective states
- Principles of classifying the emotions
- Emotions and cognition
- Emotions and objectivity
- Intellectual techniques of analyzing one’s emotional responses
- Emotions and moral choice
- Emotions and moral judgement of self and others
- Emotions as advocates, not judges.
It’s over three hours long, but goes quickly because Binswanger is a good speaker – easy and entertaining to listen to.
Given that emotions play such a large role in your life, can you afford not to understand what they are and where they come from?
At $1.75, there really isn’t a decision to make.
Get it here: Mp3