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Fearing Fluffy: The Content of an emotional appraisal

Price, Carolyn (2006). Fearing Fluffy: The Content of an emotional appraisal. In: Macdonald, Graham and Papineau, David eds. Teleosemantics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 208–228.

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What is the difference between an emotional appraisal and a dispassionate judgement? It has been suggested that emotional appraisals are states of a special kind that play a distinctive role in our psychology; it has also been suggested that emotional appraisals have a distinctive kind of content. In this paper, I explore the links between the function and content of an emotional appraisal, making use of a teleosemantic account of intentional content that I have developed elsewhere.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-19-927026-0, 978-0-19-927026-2
Keywords: emotion; function; intentionality; content; teleosemantics
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
Item ID: 6226
Depositing User: Carolyn Price
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:55
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