Fact and Value in Emotion (Consciousness & Emotion Book Series)

Fact and Value in Emotion (Consciousness & Emotion Book Series) by Louis C. Charland, Peter Zachar epub pdf fb2

Title: Fact and Value in Emotion (Consciousness & Emotion Book Series)
Author: Louis C. Charland, Peter Zachar
ISBN10: 9027241538
ISBN13: 978-9027241535
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company; 4 edition (March 6, 2008)
Language: English
Subcategory: Mental Health
Size PDF: 1895 kb
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Pages: 212 pages
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Fact and Value in Emotion (Consciousness & Emotion Book Series) by Louis C. Charland, Peter Zachar


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There is a large amount of scientific work on emotion in psychology, neuroscience, biology, physiology, and psychiatry, which assumes that it is possible to study emotions and other affective states, objectively. Emotion science of this sort is concerned primarily with 'facts' and not 'values', with 'description' not 'prescription'. The assumption behind this vision of emotion science is that it is possible to distinguish factual from evaluative aspects of affectivity and emotion, and study one without the other. But what really is the basis for distinguishing fact and value in emotion and affectivity? And can the distinction withstand careful scientific and philosophical scrutiny? The essays in this collection all suggest that the problems behind this vision of emotion science may be more complex than is commonly supposed.