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."
"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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Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 9th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition