Trust in Emotions

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in Epistemic Authority

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199936472
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980697 | DOI:
Trust in Emotions

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This chapter gives an argument for emotional self-trust and trust in the emotions of others that parallels the argument for epistemic self-trust and trust in others in Chapters 2 and 3. Emotions as a class are less trustworthy than beliefs as a class, but the chapter defends the reasonableness of trusting emotions that survive conscientious self-reflection, and argues that trust in one's emotion of admiration is another route to both epistemic and non-epistemic trust in others.

Keywords: emotion; disposition; moral judgment; sympathy; admiration; disgust; circularity; trust; exemplars; emotional conscientiousness

Chapter.  10745 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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