The Agitated Society

How emotions influence our values and split society

Original Title: Die aufgeregte Gesellschaft

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 432 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-10362-3
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: C. Bertelsmann

Date of publication: March 25, 2019
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Philipp  Hübl - The Agitated Society


Applied philosophy with some surprising eye-openers

If you are a more conservative kind of person you are more likely to prefer dogs, while the progressive go for cats. And people driven by anger and rage seem to feel nothing but disgust. These are not simply clichés but reveal the core of our morality and are explained by Philipp Hübl in a book packed with amazing philosophical insights.

Research in the fields of psychology and philosophy have shown that emotions are not limited to personal matters but also include the daily news. Philipp Hübl demonstrates how our values and our political views are anchored in our emotional disposition. In other words, emotions influence our moral judgements. We are, however, not helplessly at their mercy; we can overcome them with reason and rational behaviour. With this theory, Hübl is provoking a critical self-examination and at the same time sharpens our view of society.

For readers of Richard David Precht, Wilhelm Schmidt and Daniel Kahneman.

"The book is particularly interesting because it gives an interesting explanatory approach for the evalutation of political movements in Europe."

Kleine Zeitung


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