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True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book states that we live our lives through our emotions, and that it is our emotions which give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, ... More


Simulation in Low‐Level Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

People have a primitive and largely automatic ability to recognize emotions in faces, an ability best explained by simulation, more specifically, mirror processes. In lesion studies of fear, disgust, ... More


Real Horror

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Horror is not the same as fear, and while fear contains an essential action tendency horror does not. And while we can enjoy fear (as Aristotle argued in our viewing of tragic theater) there is no ... More


Why It Is Good to Be Afraid

Robert C. Solomon

in True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that fear is invaluable. We would not survive without it. Security consultants insist that it is our first line of defense. Thus fear is not an emotion to be avoided. “The only ... More


Varieties of Fear and Anger: Emotions and Moods

Robert C. Solomon

in True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the varieties of fear and anger and their deviant forms. There are an amazing variety of emotions, and they are very different from one another. Not only is fear very different ... More


Engaging Fictions

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The best argument for narrow cognitivism is, in summary, as follows. Emotions characteristically dispose one to action. Dispositions to action are explained by combinations of beliefs and desires. ... More


PRACTICAL REASONING AND EMOTION

Patricia Greenspan

in The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195145397
eISBN:
9780199752393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145399.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Greenspan discusses emotion as an element of practical rationality. One approach links emotion to evaluative judgment and applies some variant of the usual standards of rational belief and decision ... More


Intellectual Courage

Jason Baehr

in The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604074
eISBN:
9780191729300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604074.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter provides an account of intellectual courage is defended according to which intellectual courage is a disposition to persist in a doxastic state (e.g. belief) or course of action (e.g. ... More


Melancholic Habits: Burton's Anatomy & the Mind Sciences

Jennifer Radden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199348190
eISBN:
9780199348213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348190.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

To find a coherent account of normal and abnormal psychology from within Burton’s religious presuppositions and humoral explanations requires selection and interpretation. This reading highlights ... More


Evaluative Perception

Susanna Siegel

in The Rationality of Perception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198797081
eISBN:
9780191844348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797081.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 8 addresses two broad classes of hijacked experiences that seem to be downgraded but that don’t fit easily into the framework of inference. These are transitions from beliefs that p to ... More


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