At the outset of my journey into the emotions I touched on some of the ideas of Professor Robert Solomon. I was sad to hear last week that Professor Solomon has passed away. Professor Solomon’s philosophical work on the emotions has had a great influence on me. My interest was fired by a series of lectures Professor Solomon recorded for The Teaching Company. Although I never met him, it is clear from these that, amongst his other talents, he was an inspirational teacher. He will be sorely missed.