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Introduction

Peter Goldie

in The Emotions

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253043
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253048.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces five main themes that run through the book. They are the personal perspective, as contrasted with the impersonal stance of the empirical sciences; the normativity of reasons; the importance, beyond rationality, of notions of intelligibility, appropriateness, and proportionality; the tendency to over‐intellectualize the emotions, replacing this with the notion of feeling towards; and the idea that our emotional experiences have a narrative structure.

Keywords: appropriateness; emotion; feeling; intelligibility; narrative structure; normativity; personal perspective; proportionality; reasons

Chapter.  4413 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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