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Emotions and Reasons : An Inquiry into Emotional Justification - Patricia S. Greenspan

Emotions and Reasons

An Inquiry into Emotional Justification

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Published: 9th December 1993
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Now available in paperback,Emotions and Reasonsprovides an evaluative theory of emotions that assigns emotion a role of its own in the justification of action. Patricia Greenspan's approach contrasts with both the Cartesian identification of emotions with particular sensations and the currently popular account of them in terms of evaluative judgments. She analyzes emotions as states of object-directed affect with evaluative propositional content possibly falling short of belief and held in mind by generalized comfort or discomfort.

"A valuable contribution that opens up new questions and provides interesting insights into old issues." -"Choice "Greenspan's book makes an interesting contribution to our understanding of emotional justification, and rightly creates a place in the philosophy of action and ethics for emotion as an object of study." -"Times Literary Supplement

Emotions as 'Extrajudgemental' Evaluations
Reasons to Feel: Sketch of an Argument
Emotions without Essences: Varieties of Fear
Some Morally Significant Emotions: Rewards and Punishments
Perceptual Warrant: Suspicion Revisted
Rationally Appropriate Ambivalence: Contrary Emotions
Justifying Emotion: What One Ought to Feel
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ISBN: 9780415908290
ISBN-10: 0415908299
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 9th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition