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Emotions, Values, and Agency

Christine Tappolet


The emotions we experience are crucial to who we are, to what we think, and to what we do. But what are emotions, exactly, and how do they relate to agency? The aim of this book is to spell out an account of emotions, which is grounded on analogies between emotions and sensory experiences, and to explore the implications of this account for our understanding of human agency. The central claim is that emotions consist in perceptual experiences of values, such as the fearsome, the disgusting, or the admirable. In the process of exploring the implications of the Perceptual Theory of emotions, sev ... More

Keywords: emotions, perception, motivation, values, responsibility, reasons, agency

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199696512
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696512.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Tappolet, author
Université de Montréal

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