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Emotion, Evolution, and Rationality

Dylan Evans and Pierre Cruse


Do our emotions stop us being rational? For thousands of years, emotions have been thought of as obstacles to intelligent thought. This view has been challenged in recent years by both philosophers and scientists. In this book leading thinkers from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience challenge this commonly held view of emotion in a series of chapters.

Keywords: emotions and rationality, intelligent thought, philosophers, scientists, psychology, neuroscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528975
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dylan Evans, editor
Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Autonomous Systems, CEMS, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Pierre Cruse, editor
Centre de Philosophie des Sciences, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

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