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Back to Basics: On the Very Idea of “Basic Emotions” (1993, Rev. 2001)

Robert C. Solomon

in Not Passion's Slave: Emotions and Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145496
eISBN:
9780199833726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145496.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many psychologists and philosophers now accept the idea that there are “basic emotions,” emotions whose essence is an “affect program”. I argue that in fact this idea is quite old, and that it relies ... More


Expression in Natural Speech

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton

in Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250677
eISBN:
9780191719462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250677.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter details some contributions of the results of biological and cognitive processing to natural speech. It presents the general concept of classifying basic and secondary emotions. A vector ... More


Introduction: The Affect Program Theory of Emotions

Craig Delancey

in Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142716
eISBN:
9780199833153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142713.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter develops a taxonomy of emotions and other affects and introduces and defends a version of the affect program theory. A general and primitive notion of affect as a motivational state is ... More


Culture, Evolution, and the Emotions

Peter Goldie

in The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253043
eISBN:
9780191597510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253048.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The notion of paradigmatic narrative structures can help explain cross‐cultural similarities and differences in emotional experience, expression, and conception. Our capabilities for emotional ... More


On Grief and Gratitude

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.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Is grief a “negative” emotion? Is it an emotion at all? We often tend to conflate what causes an emotion (in this case, a serious loss) with the value of the emotion itself. I argue that grief plays ... More


What Is Disgust?

Carolyn Korsmeyer

in Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This first chapter situates disgust within general emotion theory, both philosophical and psychological, and provides the grounds for understanding its function in aesthetic situations. Many ... More


The Emotions: Existing Accounts and Their Problems

Giovanna Colombetti

in The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019958
eISBN:
9780262318419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019958.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter I discuss and criticize three influential psychological accounts of the emotions: basic emotion theory, the psychological constructionist approach, and the component process model. I ... More


Dimensional, basic emotion, and componential approaches to meaning in psychological emotion research1

Johnny J. R. Fontaine

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The three most important psychological approaches to the meaning of emotion terms are presented, namely the dimensional, basic emotion, and componential emotion approaches. According to the ... More


“Both of Us Disgusted in My Insula”: Mirror-Neuron Theory and Emotional Empathy

Ruth Leys

in Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter offers a comprehensive critique of the theoretical assumptions and laboratory practices of two experiments designed to prove mirror neuron theory and the neural basis of empathy: one ... More


Paul Ekman’s Neurocultural Theory of the Emotions

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

An analysis of the work of Paul Ekman, arguably the most influential figure in the emotion field today. According to Ekman's "neurocultural" version of Tomkins's affect theory, through socialization ... More


Promises delivered, future opportunities, and challenges for the GRID paradigm1

Johnny J. R. Fontaine, Klaus R. Scherer, and Cristina Soriano

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0046
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses to what extent the GRID instrument allows the study of the meaning of emotion terms from multidisciplinary perspectives and multiple theoretical approaches. First the GRID ... More


Theories of Emotion

Jennifer Greenwood

in Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Traditional and contemporary theories of emotion are reviewed in this chapter to highlight their respective strengths and weaknesses. Basic Emotions (BEs) and Higher Cognitive Emotions (HCEs) are ... More


Human Emotions and English Words: Are Anger and Disgust Universal?

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

A keen interest in human emotions emerged in modern psychology rather suddenly, in the late 1960s and 1970s—and it spread like wildfire to anthropology, sociology, and other human sciences. Since ... More


Measuring Emotions—Measuring the Impossible?

Beatrice de Gelder

in Emotions and the Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter asks whether a science of bodily emotion is too difficult because it is impossible to measure emotions. It discusses brain-computer interfaces and the development of devices that measure ... More


Defining Emotions

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines some of the current academic theories about what emotions are and how they ‘work’, within and across cultures. It establishes a view of emotions as dynamics developed within ... More


Setting the Stage

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conflict between cognitivists and non-cognitivists in the emotion field is briefly explored by examining recent publications by leading advocates of both positions. These publications suggest ... More


Conceptualising pride, shame, guilt, humiliation and embarrassment

Matthew Gibson

in Pride and Shame in Child and Family Social Work: Emotions and the Search for Humane Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447344797
eISBN:
9781447344841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344797.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter critically reviews the field of emotion theory and locates the different ideas relating to pride, shame and other self-conscious emotions within this. It is argued that a constructionist ... More


The Bodily and Cultural Roots of Emotion Metaphors

Laura Otis

in Banned Emotions: How Metaphors Can Shape What People Feel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190698904
eISBN:
9780190698935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698904.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Recent theories of emotion take different stands on how greatly language can influence emotional experience. William James’s peripheral feedback theory, Paul Ekman’s basic emotions theory, Magda ... More


Defending the Humanities with Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Daniel M. Gross

in Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485034
eISBN:
9780226485171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485171.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 argues that Charles Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals can serve as a foundational text for a humanities approach to emotion, but only if it is first disentangled ... More


The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Ruth Leys

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book analyzes the conflicting paradigms and interpretations that have governed the study of the emotions from the 1960s to the present. It seems obvious to the majority of today's researchers ... More


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