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Introduction

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276899
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602689 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276897.003.0001
Introduction

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The valuational attitudes in emotions are compelling. Yet there are ways in which these themselves invite evaluation. Emotions can have or lack soundness in ways that go beyond just being appropriate or inappropriate. And the strengths and weaknesses of which the emotional life is capable may be a function of the ambient culture. Emotion is not just down to the individual.

Keywords: adequacy; culture; feeling good; integrity; virtues

Chapter.  3989 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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