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Deonna, Julien A
Qu'est-ce qu'une émotion? English
The emotions : a philosophical introduction / Julien A. Deonna and Fabrice Teroni
London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  B105.E46 D46 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Emotions (Philosophy)
Mood (Psychology)
Thought and thinking
Physical Description xiii, 137 p. ; 24 cm
Note Originally published in French in 2008
Summary "The emotions are at the centre of our lives and, for better or worse, imbue them with much of their significance. The philosophical problems stirred up by the existence of the emotions, over which many great philosophers of the past have laboured, revolve around attempts to understand what this significance amounts to. Are emotions feelings, thoughts, or experiences? If they are experiences, what are they experiences of? Are emotions rational? In what sense do emotions give meaning to what surrounds us? The Emotions: A Philosophical Introduction introduces and explores these questions in a clear and accessible way. The authors discuss the following key topics: the diversity and unity of the emotions ; the relations between emotion, belief and desire ; the nature of values ; the relations between emotions and perceptions ; emotions viewed as evaluative attitudes ; the link between emotions and evaluative knowledge ; the nature of moods, sentiments, and character traits."--Publisher's website
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [126]-133) and index
Contents Homing in on the emotions: Phenomenology ; Intentionality ; Epistemology ; Emotions with the affective domain ; Conclusion -- The diversity and unity of emotions: Positive and negative emotions ; Conscious and unconscious emotions ; Other distinctions ; Basic emotions ; Emotions: unity or diversity? ; Unity regained ; Conclusion -- Emotions, beliefs, and desires: Emotions and beliefs ; The mixed theory ; The desire satisfaction/frustration approach ; Conclusion -- Introducing values: Emotions and values ; Subjectivism about values ;Fitting attitude analysis ; Forms of value realism ; Conclusion -- Emotions as value judgments: The evaluative judgment theory ; The add-on strategy ; Emotions as constructions ; Conclusion -- Perceptual theories of the emotions: James's theory ; Emotions as direct perceptions of values ; Emotions as indirect perceptions of values ; Conclusions -- The attitudinal theory of emotions: Attitudes and contents ; Emotions as felt bodily attitudes ; Virtues of the theory ; Intentionality and phenomenology -- Emotions and their justification: Why-questions: perceptions vs. emotions ; Value judgments and value intuitions ; Back to why-questions ; Justified emotions ; Bridging the gaps ; Conclusion -- The nature and role of affective explanations: Moods and temperaments ; Character traits and sentiments ; Desires ; Limits on the negative epistemological role of motivational states ; A positive epistemological role for motivational states? ; Conclusion -- The importance of emotions: From justified emotions to justified evaluative judgments ; Emotions and emotional sensitivity ; Emotions and understanding ; Conclusion
Language Translated from the French
Alternate Author Teroni, Fabrice

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