Scientific article

Emotion, philosophical issues about

Published inWiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change, vol. 6, no. 3, p. 193-207
Publication date2015

We start this overview by discussing the place of emotions within the broader affective domain—how different are emotions from moods, sensations, and affective dispositions? Next, we examine the way emotions relate to their objects, emphasizing in the process their intimate relations to values. We move from this inquiry into the nature of emotion to an inquiry into their epistemology. Do they provide reasons for evaluative judgments and, more generally, do they contribute to our knowledge of values? We then address the question of the social dimension of emotions, explaining how the traditional nature versus nurture contrast applies to them. We finish by exploring the relations between emotions, motivation and action, concluding this overview with a more specific focus on how these relations bear on some central ethical issues.

  • Emotion
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Memory
  • Moral philosophy
NoteWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
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DEONNA, Julien, TAPPOLET, Christine, TERONI, Fabrice. Emotion, philosophical issues about. In: Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change, 2015, vol. 6, n° 3, p. 193–207. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1342
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