The intersection between morality and emotion is not always easily discernible. Researchers often choose to treat these concepts separately, and in doing so an important aspect of this symbiosis is irremediably thwarted. New Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Morality and Emotion considers the relationship between these fields, reflecting on complex philosophical, psychological, social, evolutionary, historical and literary approaches.

The book reviews emerging paths and features contributions from distinct scientific fields including highly debated and somewhat controversial topics such as the relationship between empathy and in-group biases; emotion and irrationality; reflexivity and meta-emotions; shame and pro-social behaviour; the evolution of human jealousy; the role of love in driving moral motivation; individuals’ wellbeing; behavioural economics; social robotics; historical considerations of medical societies and politics of sadism; and literary reflections on sympathy and emigration.

Covering various methodological angles and entanglements, New Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Morality and Emotion will appeal to anyone interested in multidisciplinary dialogues from across the humanities, sciences, and the social sciences.

chapter |11 pages


Morality and emotion, or why “this is a very complicated case, you know, a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-you’s …”
BySara Graça da Silva

chapter 1|15 pages

Empathy and the moral self

ByJesse Prinz

chapter 2|14 pages

Emotions and irrationality

ByVasco Correia

chapter 4|15 pages

Driven by shame

How a negative emotion may lead to prosocial behaviour
ByAugusta Gaspar, Mariana Henriques

chapter 5|15 pages


Evolutionary, cultural and moral perspectives
ByLudwig Krippahl

chapter 6|14 pages

Morality and what’s love got to do with it

ByKatrien Schaubroeck

chapter 7|14 pages

What makes a good society? Happiness and the role of contextual and psychological factors

ByCatarina Rivero, Christin-Melanie Vauclair

chapter 8|15 pages

Morality as emotions in process

Neuropsychoanalysis, behavioural economics and global citizenship
ByÂngela Lacerda Nobre

chapter 9|15 pages

Towards more humane machines

Creating emotional social robots
ByAna Paiva, Samuel Mascarenhas, Sofia Petisca, Filipa Correia, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira

chapter 10|13 pages

The “hydrologist’s weapons”

Emotions and the moral economy of internationalism, 1921–1952
ByIlaria Scaglia

chapter 12|13 pages

“The moral muddle about murder”

The decrease in sympathy for the murder victim in late Victorian detective fiction
ByMarjolein Platjee

chapter 13|15 pages

“The feelings, and revealings, and memories of Home!”

Emigration and the primrose
ByRuth Brimacombe