Emotion Experience

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Giovanna Colombetti, Evan Thompson
Imprint Academic, 2005 - Philosophy - 262 pages

Emotion experience has failed to date to gain a central place in the study of consciousness. This special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies presents the most recent views on the matter, with discussions of several aspects of emotion experience. Contributors from different disciplines address links between feelings, brain, body and world. What happens in the brain and in the body when we have feelings? How do feelings relate to our understanding of the world? The contributors also analyse emotion experience per se -- the character of moods, the role of emotion experience in demarcating the class of emotion, the alleged positive and negative character of affect, its embodied feel and its relation to action.

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Contents

Editorial
4
James Russell Emotion in Human Consciousness Is Built on Core Affect
26
Matthew Ratcliffe The Feeling of Being
43
The Valence of Emotion
61
Giovanna Colombetti Appraising Valence
103
Peter Goldie Imagination and the Distorting Power of Emotion
127
Ralph Ellis The Roles of Imagery and MetaEmotion
140
Emotion Experience and the Brain
158
Douglas Watt Social Bonds and the Nature of Empathy
185
David Rudrauf Antonio Damasio A Conjecture Regarding
236
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About the author (2005)

Evan Thompson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

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