Rational emotions: Israeli economist explains why this is not an oxymoron
In his new book, Eyal Winter claims love, anger and sadness have a rational dimension that helps us achieve our objectives.
A few years ago, Eyal Winter was interviewed by Al Jazeera television for an item about Israeli academia. First, Winter, a professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was asked about “higher education in general and about game theory,” he recalls. “But soon they switched to personal questions about me and my...
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