Emotion and Value

Hardcover | January 21, 2015

EditorSabine Roeser, Cain Todd

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This volume brings together new work by leading philosophers on the topics of emotion and value, and explores issues at their intersection. Philosophers and psychologists working on the emotions have reached something of a consensus about the complex, inter-related nature of the affective andcognitive components of emotions, and have increasingly focussed on the important epistemological role that emotions play in giving us access to values. At the same time, an increasing number of philosophers have become attracted to analyses of value that give emotions a prominent place inevaluative judgements and experiences. The work undertaken in each of these areas has important implications for current research on topics such as the role that emotions play in practical rationality and moral psychology, the connection between imagination and emotion in the appreciation offiction, and more generally with the ability of emotions to discern axiological saliences and to ground (or fail to ground) the objectivity of ethical or aesthetic value judgements. This volume makes a unique contribution to scholarship on emotion and value by bringing together top authors from these lines of research. In addition, the volume contains a number of contributions that explore various links between the emotions and self-understanding, touching on a range of themesthat include depression, empathy, agency, guilt, and self-trust. All of these issues are approached from a number of different perspectives in order to present the reader with a wide view of this extremely rich terrain and to demonstrate how the latest thinking in a number of currently intensiveareas of research is deeply interconnected.

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This volume brings together new work by leading philosophers on the topics of emotion and value, and explores issues at their intersection. Philosophers and psychologists working on the emotions have reached something of a consensus about the complex, inter-related nature of the affective andcognitive components of emotions, and have i...

Sabine Roeser is professor of ethics at the Philosophy Department of the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands where she holds a distinguished Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Chair. She is head of a research group on "Moral Emotions and Risk Politics". Her research has been funded by several major grants from the Dutch science founda...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:January 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Sabine Roeser and Cain Todd: Emotion and Value: IntroductionPart I. Emotion and the Nature of Value2. Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni: In what Sense are Emotions Evaluations?3. Michelle Montague: Evaluative Phenomenology4. Michael Brady: Emotion, Attention, and the Nature of Value5. Jonathan Dancy: Emotions as Unitary States6. Cain Todd: Relatively Fitting Emotions and Apparently Objective ValuesPart II. Emotion, Evaluation, and Justification7. Adam Pelser: Emotion, Evaluative Perception, and Epistemic Justification8. Sabine Doring: Why Recalcitrant Emotions Are Not Irrational9. Adam Morton: Surprise10. Greg Currie: Emotions Fit for FictionsPart III. Emotion, Value and the Self11. Linda Zagzebski: Emotional Self-trust12. Nancy Sherman: Self-empathy and Moral Repair13. Michael Lacewing: Emotions and the Virtues of Self-understanding14. Jan Slaby and Philipp Wuschner: Emotion and Agency15. Matthew Ratcliffe: Evaluating Existential Despair