Fact and Value in Emotion
There is a large amount of scientific work on emotion in psychology, neuroscience, biology, physiology, and psychiatry, which assumes that it is possible to study emotions and other affective states, objectively. Emotion science of this sort is concerned primarily with 'facts' and not 'values', with 'description' not 'prescription'. The assumption behind this vision of emotion science is that it is possible to distinguish factual from evaluative aspects of affectivity and emotion, and study one without the other. But what really is the basis for distinguishing fact and value in emotion and affectivity? And can the distinction withstand careful scientific and philosophical scrutiny? The essays in this collection all suggest that the problems behind this vision of emotion science may be more complex than is commonly supposed.
[Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 4] 2008. vi, 212 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Fact and value in emotion: An introduction and historical reviewPeter Zachar | pp. 1–13
A moral line in the sand: Alexander Crichton and Philippe Pinel on the psychopathology of the passionsLouis C. Charland | pp. 15–33
How to evaluate the factual basis of emotional appraisals?Mikko Salmela | pp. 35–51
The problem with too much anger: A philosophical approach to understanding anger in borderline personality disordered patientsNancy Nyquist Potter | pp. 53–64
A confusion of pains: The sensory and affective components of pain, suffering, and hurtJennifer Radden | pp. 65–86
Ethical implications of emotional impairmentAbraham Rudnick | pp. 87–99
Facts and values in emotional plasticityLuc Faucher and Christine Tappolet | pp. 101–137
Attributing aberrant emotionality to othersNick Haslam and Stephen Loughnan | pp. 139–155
Emotion and the neural substrate of moral judgmentAnthony Landreth | pp. 157–179
The phenomenology of alexithymia as a clue to the intentionality of emotionRalph D. Ellis | pp. 181–192
A phenomenologist's view of the omnipresence of the evaluative in human experience: Knowledge as a founded mode and the primacy of careEdwin L. Hersch | pp. 193–209
Index | pp. 211–212
“All in all, the book represents a valuable contribution to the discussion of an interesting and relatively neglected aspect of emotion theory.”
Angela Bird, Sheffield University, on Metapsychology Online Reviews, February 2009
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BIC Subject: JMQ – Psychology: emotions
BISAC Subject: PSY013000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions