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Thoughts and Feelings: What Is a “Cognitive Theory” Of the Emotions, and Does It Neglect Affectivity? (2001)

Robert C. Solomon

in Not Passion's Slave

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195145496
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833726 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195145496.003.0011
 Thoughts and Feelings: What Is a “Cognitive Theory” Of the Emotions, and Does It Neglect Affectivity? (2001)

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I again return to the thesis that emotions are judgments and “cognitive” theories in general, and argue that “judgment” is the best candidate to analyze the complexity of emotion, which has affinities with belief, thought, and perception but without being equivalent to any of these.

Keywords: affect; behavior; belief; choice; cognitive theories of emotion; consciousness; emotions; feelings; intentionality; judgment; Neu; physiology; propositional attitudes; thought

Chapter.  8745 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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