Scientific article

From Justified Emotions to Justified Evaluative Judgements

Published inDialogue - Canadian Philosophical Association, vol. 51, no. 01, p. 55-77
Publication date2012

Are there justified emotions? Can they justify evaluative judgements? We first explain the need for an account of justified emotions by emphasizing that emotions are states for which we have or lack reasons. We then observe that emotions are explained by their cognitive and motivational bases. Considering cognitive bases first, we argue that an emotion is justified if and only if the properties the subject is aware of constitute an instance of the relevant evaluative property. We then investigate the roles of motivational bases. Finally, we argue that justified emotions are sufficient for justified evaluative judgements.

  • Emotion
  • Value
  • Epistemic Justification
  • Affect/Emotion
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DEONNA, Julien, TERONI, Fabrice. From Justified Emotions to Justified Evaluative Judgements. In: Dialogue - Canadian Philosophical Association, 2012, vol. 51, n° 01, p. 55–77. doi: 10.1017/S0012217312000236
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