Fact and Value in Emotion

| University of Western Ontario
| Auburn University, Montgomery
ISBN 9789027241535 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027291660 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
There is a large amount of scientific work on emotion in psychology, neuroscience, biology, physiology, and psychiatry, which assumes that it is possible to study emotions and other affective states, objectively. Emotion science of this sort is concerned primarily with 'facts' and not 'values', with 'description' not 'prescription'. The assumption behind this vision of emotion science is that it is possible to distinguish factual from evaluative aspects of affectivity and emotion, and study one without the other. But what really is the basis for distinguishing fact and value in emotion and affectivity? And can the distinction withstand careful scientific and philosophical scrutiny? The essays in this collection all suggest that the problems behind this vision of emotion science may be more complex than is commonly supposed.
[Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 4]  2008.  vi, 212 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Fact and value in emotion: An introduction and historical review
Peter Zachar
A moral line in the sand: Alexander Crichton and Philippe Pinel on the psychopathology of the passions
Louis C. Charland
How to evaluate the factual basis of emotional appraisals?
Mikko Salmela
The problem with too much anger: A philosophical approach to understanding anger in borderline personality disordered patients
Nancy Nyquist Potter
A confusion of pains: The sensory and affective components of pain, suffering, and hurt
Jennifer Radden
Ethical implications of emotional impairment
Abraham Rudnick
Facts and values in emotional plasticity
Luc Faucher and Christine Tappolet
Attributing aberrant emotionality to others
Nick Haslam and Stephen Loughnan
Emotion and the neural substrate of moral judgment
Anthony Landreth
The phenomenology of alexithymia as a clue to the intentionality of emotion
Ralph D. Ellis
A phenomenologist's view of the omnipresence of the evaluative in human experience: Knowledge as a founded mode and the primacy of care
Edwin L. Hersch
“All in all, the book represents a valuable contribution to the discussion of an interesting and relatively neglected aspect of emotion theory.”
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BIC Subject: JMQ – Psychology: emotions
BISAC Subject: PSY013000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007048317 | Marc record