“Edison” and “Russell”


in Who Needs Emotions?

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780195166194
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847020 | DOI:

Series: Series in Affective Science

“Edison” and “Russell”

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This chapter presents the text of the conversion between a roboticist and a theoretical neurobiologist about the issue of emotion. The roboticist suggested that it would be useful to have a list of definitions of key terms on the subject of emotion that takes into account logical alternative views. The theoretical neurobiologist argued that there is a linguistic risk in defining terms such as emotions, and that even if definitions were established there would still be possible problems in achieving consensus.

Keywords: emotion; robotics; theoretical neurobiology; word definitions; linguistics

Chapter.  2267 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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