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Emotion, Evolution and Rationality - Dylan Evans

Emotion, Evolution and Rationality

By: Dylan Evans (Editor), Pierre Cruse (Editor)

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Do our emotions stop us being rational? For thousands of years, emotions have been thought of as obstacles to intelligent thought. This view has been challenged in recent years by both philosophers and scientists. In this groundbreaking book, the first of its kind, leading thinkers from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience challenge this commonly held view of emotion in a series of fascinating and challenging essays.

Part I - Neuroscientific Foundations 1: Antonio Damasio: William James and the modern neurobiology of emotion 2: Andrew Lawrence & Andrew Calder: Homologizing human emotions Part II - Emotion, Belief and Appraisal 3: Finn Spicer: Emotional behaviour and the scope of belief-desire explanation 4: Jesse Prinz: Which emotions are basic? 5: Paul Griffiths: Towards a 'Machiavellian' theory of emotional appraisal 6: Brian Parkinson: Unpicking reasonable emotions Part III - Evolution and the Rationality of Emotion 7: Chandra Sripada & Stephen Stich: Evolution, culture and the irrationality of the emotions 8: Gianmatteo Mameli: The role of emotions in ecological and practical rationality 9: Dylan Evans: The search hypothesis of emotion 10: Daniel Nettle: Adaptive illusions: optimism, control and human rationality 11: Christopher Badcock: Emotion versus reason as a genetic conflict Part IV - Philosophical Perspectives 12: Jim Hopkins: Conscience and conflict: Darwin, Freud and the origins of human aggression 13: Peter Goldie: Emotion, reason and virtue

ISBN: 9780198528975
ISBN-10: 0198528973
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.64