True Emotions

| University of Helsinki
ISBN 9789027241597 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027269812 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00

True Emotions discusses several key problems in emotion research. The question about the true nature of emotions focuses on the role of cognition in human emotions at different levels of analysis: functional role, types of processes and representations, and neural implementation. Truth to the self, or authenticity, has two meanings, psychological and normative, where the latter is analyzed as coherence between the evaluative content of an emotion and the subject’s internally justified beliefs and values. Truth to the world is argued to be a matter of correct evaluative representation of the emotional object on the one hand, and the existence of the object, or the actuality or accurate probability of the represented situation on the other hand. Finally, authenticity and truth are applied to analyses of the authenticity of occupational emotions and the constitution of sentimental values, respectively. Recommended reading for philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and gender researchers.

[Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 9]  2014.  ix, 191 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Salmela, as he can do so brilliantly, sees human emotions as a philosophical problem to be solved. This book will make readers think.”
“[E]nriching, thought provoking and very well documented. The question of the emotions' authenticity is addressed thoroughly.”
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research


BIC Subject: JMQ – Psychology: emotions
BISAC Subject: PSY013000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
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ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014016853 | Marc record