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Emotionally guiding our actions

Published inCanadian journal of philosophy, p. 1-22
Publication date2017
Abstract

If emotions have a rational role in action, then one challenge for accounting for how we can act rationally when acting emotionally is to show how we can guide our actions by our emotional considerations, seen as reasons. In this paper, I put forward a novel proposal for how this can be so. Drawing on the interconnection between emotions, cares and caring, I argue that, as the emotional agent is a caring agent, she can be aware of the emotional consideration as a pro tanto reason favouring an action choice and, even, as the reason for which she should act.

Keywords
  • Emotions
  • Emotional actions
  • Rational action
  • Guidance
  • Caring
Citation (ISO format)
CARMAN, Mary Elizabeth. Emotionally guiding our actions. In: Canadian journal of philosophy, 2017, p. 1–22. doi: 10.1080/00455091.2017.1334440
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