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Unprincipled engagements: emotional experience, expression and response

Chapter


Abstract


  • Philosophically speaking, emot.ions are a nuisance, even the good ones. There are

    several reason for this. First, it is thought that they are a hangover of our animal

    natures that interfere with our rationality: they gum up our reasoning. This verdict

    has been familiar since the time of Greek philosophy, which is no doubt why being

    a cognitive scientist appears a respectable occupation, but being an 'emotive scientist'

    sounds like a blemish on one's capacity for professional judgement.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2006). Unprincipled engagements: emotional experience, expression and response. In R. A. Menary (Eds.), Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto (pp. 13-38). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins Pub. Co.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/854

Book Title


  • Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto

Start Page


  • 13

End Page


  • 38

Abstract


  • Philosophically speaking, emot.ions are a nuisance, even the good ones. There are

    several reason for this. First, it is thought that they are a hangover of our animal

    natures that interfere with our rationality: they gum up our reasoning. This verdict

    has been familiar since the time of Greek philosophy, which is no doubt why being

    a cognitive scientist appears a respectable occupation, but being an 'emotive scientist'

    sounds like a blemish on one's capacity for professional judgement.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2006). Unprincipled engagements: emotional experience, expression and response. In R. A. Menary (Eds.), Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto (pp. 13-38). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins Pub. Co.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/854

Book Title


  • Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto

Start Page


  • 13

End Page


  • 38