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The Problem of Feelings

James D. Laird

in Feelings

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780195098891
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893614 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0001

Series: Series in Affective Science

The Problem of Feelings

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This chapter outlines the purpose of the book, which is to persuade the reader that the self-perception view of feelings is very well supported, by many different strands of research involving hundreds of individual experiments and observations. It sketches the conceptual problems of common sense that generated this research. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: common sense; self-perception; feelings; William James; Gilbert Ryle

Chapter.  8993 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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