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Doing without emotions

Price, Carolyn (2012). Doing without emotions. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 93(3) pp. 317–337.

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This article considers a central question in the philosophy of emotion: what is an (instance of) emotion? This is a highly controversial question, which has attracted numerous answers. I argue that a good answer to this question may prove very hard to find. The difficulty, I suggest, can be traced back to three features of emotional phenomena: their diversity, their complexity and their coherence. I end by suggesting that we should not be disturbed by this result, as we do not need to know what an instance of emotion is in order to investigate the topic of emotion.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author, 2012 University of Southern California and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. (Pacific Philosophical Quarterly)
ISSN: 1468-0114
Keywords: emotion
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 34579
Depositing User: Carolyn Price
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 15:01
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:40
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