Emotions as Judgements

Jenefer Robinson

in Deeper than Reason

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780199263653
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603211 | DOI:
Emotions as Judgements

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The most widely accepted theory of emotion is probably the ‘judgement’ theory, i.e., that emotions are or entail evaluative judgements such as ‘I have been offended’ (anger) or ‘I have suffered a loss’ (grief), but it seems as if one can make the judgement appropriate to a particular emotion without actually experiencing that emotion or indeed without getting emotional at all. Some have tried to modify the judgement theory by arguing that the ‘judgements’ in the judgement theory are better thought of as ‘points of view’ or ‘ways of seeing’ the environment.

Keywords: judgement theory; evaluative judgement; ways of seeing

Chapter.  9192 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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