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Affordances and the normativity of emotions

Hufendiek, Rebekka. (2019) Affordances and the normativity of emotions. Synthese, 194 (11). pp. 4455-4476.

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Abstract

The normativity of emotions is a widely discussed phenomenon. So far embodied accounts have not paid sufficient attention to the various aspects of the normativity of emotions. In this paper it shall be pointed out that embodied accounts are constrained in the way they can account for the normativity of emotions due to their commitments to naturalism, externalism, and anti-vehicle-internalism. One way to account for the normativity of emotions within a naturalist framework is to describe the intentional objects of emotions as affordances that are of value for the organism. These affordances are part of a biological and social environment we are situated in, and they stand in complex relations to each other and to skillful organisms. I suggest that describing these relations can replace vehicle-internalist approaches but still account for the normativity of emotions within a naturalist framework.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement K√ľnste, Medien, Philosophie > Fachbereich Philosophie > Theoretische Philosophie (Wild)
UniBasel Contributors:Hufendiek, Rebekka
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0039-7857
e-ISSN:1573-0964
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:04 Feb 2020 16:02
Deposited On:04 Feb 2020 16:02

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