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Love, Hate, and the State: An Introduction to Emotions, Punishment, and Social Change Session 1: What ARE Emotions?

When we talk of emotions, we generally think of “feelings,” “gut reactions,” “affections,” ”sentiments,” and other nebulous ideas. Before grappling with how our emotions can be part of holding each other responsible and how they can go further than we usually use them, it can be useful to parse out what this concept really includes. In this session, we explore three theories of emotive philosophy, and discuss what each theory entails. Join Zak Slayback for this fascinating introduction to moral psychology, with applications to the political and socio-economic realm Thursday, September 25th at 9:30pm ET.

Further Reading:

Goldie, Peter. The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration

Nussbaum, Martha. Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions

Prinz, Jesse. Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion

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