Emotional insight : the epistemic role of emotional experience /

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Author / Creator:Brady, Michael, 1965- author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Description:x, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Language:English
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Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9857789
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ISBN:9780199685523
0199685525
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Towards the Perceptual Model
  • 1.1. A platitude about emotion
  • 1.2. Emotion, attention, and salience
  • 1.3. Emotion and evaluation
  • 1.4. Theories of emotion
  • 1.4.1. Desire theories
  • 1.4.2. Judgementalism
  • 1.4.3. Other cognitive theories
  • 1.4.4. Feeling theories
  • 1.5. Conclusions
  • 2. The Perceptual Model
  • 2.1. Similarities between emotional and perceptual experience
  • 2.2. Literal vs non-literal versions of the perceptual model
  • 2.2.1. Literal versions of the perceptual model
  • 2.2.2. Non-literal versions of the perceptual model
  • 2.2.3. Which version of the perceptual model should we prefer?
  • 2.3. Emotional experiences as reasons to believe
  • 2.4. A direct realist epistemology for emotion?
  • 2.5. Conclusions
  • 3. Against the Perceptual Model
  • 3.1. An argument against the "default" view
  • 3.2. Emotion and attention revisited
  • 3.3. An emotional solution to an emotional problem
  • 3.4. Why emotion is helpful for reappraisal
  • 3.5. Against the perceptual model
  • 3.6. Conclusions
  • 4. Emotion and Understanding
  • 4.1. In defence of the perceptual model
  • 4.2. A further argument against the perceptual model
  • 4.3. Emotional experiences as proxy reasons
  • 4.4. Emotion and understanding
  • 4.5. Understanding as our ultimate epistemic goal
  • 4.6. How emotions facilitate understanding
  • 4.7. Emotion and self-understanding
  • 4.8. Conclusions
  • 5. Emotion, Attention, and Virtue
  • 5.1. Emotion, attention, and reflection
  • 5.1.1. Problems with emotional persistence
  • 5.1.2. Problems of dissociation between emotion and reflection
  • 5.1.3. Problems with emotional focus
  • 5.2. Virtuous habits of attention
  • 5.3. Virtue and understanding
  • 5.3.1. Problems with emotional persistence
  • 5.3.2. Problems of dissociation between emotion and reflection
  • 5.3.3. Problems with emotional focus and distraction
  • 5.4. Does the virtuous person trust her emotional responses?
  • 5.5. Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index