The Rationality of Emotion

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MIT Press, 1990 - 373
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In this urbane and witty book, Ronald de Sousa disputes the widespread notion that reason and emotion are natural antagonists. He argues that emotions are a kind of perception, that their roots in the paradigm scenarios in which they are learned give them an essentially dramatic structure, and that they have a crucial role to-play in rational beliefs, desires, and decisions by breaking the deadlocks of pure reason.The book's twelve chapters take up the following topics: alternative models of mind and emotion; the relation between evolutionary, physiological, and social factors in emotions; a taxonomy of objects of emotions; assessments of emotions for correctness and rationality; the regulation by emotions of logical and practical reasoning; emotion and time; the mechanism of emotional self-deception; the ethics of laughter; and the roles of emotions in the conduct of life. There is also an illustrative interlude, in the form of a lively dialogue about the ideology of love, jealousy, and sexual exclusiveness.Ronald de Sousa teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. A Bradford Book.

 

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Spis treści

Rationality
4
Chapter
8
Ambivalence
17
Two General Strategies
30
Chapter 3
47
The Story So Far
63
Chapter 4
77
Determinism or Teleology?
85
Temporal Transference and Temporal Discounting
220
Time and Rationality
231
Cognitive Bootstrapping
238
Freudian Transference
244
Lovers Arguments
253
The Dialectic of Fungibility
261
Chapter 11
275
Origins and Consequences
281

Emotions and the Biologically Natural
103
Two Approaches to Canonical Emotion Ascriptions
123
Propositional Objects and ThoughtDependency
137
Six Principles of Rationality
158
Chapter 7
171
The Principles of Rationality Applied
184
The Euthyphro Once More
201
Desire and Time
205
The Walberg View
287
Inside and Outside
293
Chapter 12
301
Are Some Emotions More Moral Than Others?
305
Authenticity
319
Appendix Labeled Sentences and Principles Discussed
335
Index
359
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Ronald de Sousa grew up in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. After completing school in France, he obtained a B.A. from Oxford, and a Ph.D. from Princeton. Based at the University of Toronto, he has lectured in over twenty countries on the emotions, philosophy of biology, ethics, and aesthetics.
He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.

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