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The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration

Peter Goldie


The central aim of the book is to give a deeper and wider understanding of emotion, and of related phenomena, such as consciousness, thought, feeling, imagination, expressive action, mood, and character. A key theme is the idea of a personal perspective or point of view, as contrasted with the impersonal stance of the empirical sciences. It is only from the personal perspective that thoughts, reasons, feelings, and actions—commonsense psychology—come into view. The book endorses the view that the emotions are intentional, but resists the thought that this intentionality can be fully captured w ... More

Keywords: character, commonsense psychology, emotions, feeling towards, intentionality, mood, narrative, personal perspective

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253043
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199253048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Goldie, author
King's College London
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