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European Review of Philosophy, 5

Emotion and Action

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the study of emotion and cognition, and an increasing rejection of the traditional philosophical prejudice against emotions as irrational or disruptive. The essays in this collection explore various facets of the relationships among emotion, action, rationality, and self-knowledge, with particular attention to three main sets of issues: the relationships between emotions and action, the roles emotion and action play in the development of self-awareness, and the rationality of emotions and emotional action.

Table of Contents

EMOTION AND ACTION
1. Akrasia and the Power of Reason
David Pears
2. Emotions as Motivational States
Nico H. Frijda
3. Action, Emotion, and the Development of Self-awareness
Johannes Roessler
4. The Role of Emotions in the Explanation of Action
Élisabeth Pacherie
5. Emotions, Revision, and the Explanation of Emotional Actions
Pierre Livet
6. From Emotions to Desires
Stéphane Lemaire
7. Sound, Gesture, Spatial Imagination and the Expression of Emotion in Music
Jerrold Levinson
8. Long-term Emotions and Emotional Experiences in the Explanation of Actions
Christine Tappolet

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