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Not Passion's SlaveEmotions and Choice$
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Robert Solomon

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195145496

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195145496.001.0001

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On Emotions as Judgments (1988)

On Emotions as Judgments (1988)

(p.92) 7 On Emotions as Judgments (1988)
Not Passion's Slave

Robert C. Solomon

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Emotions are judgments, I argue again, and analyze in considerable detail what this means. I argue that emotions are spontaneous, prereflective, evaluative (“appraisals”), constitutive, systematic, self‐involved, tied to desires, tied to their expression, not “dispassionate”, not propositional, sustaining rather than initiating, structural rather than disruptive.

Keywords:   appraisal, desires, dissociation, emotions, expression, intentionality, judgment, spontaneity

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