Embodied Emotions: A Naturalist Approach to a Normative Phenomenon - Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy (Hardback)
  • Embodied Emotions: A Naturalist Approach to a Normative Phenomenon - Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy (Hardback)
zoom

Embodied Emotions: A Naturalist Approach to a Normative Phenomenon - Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy (Hardback)

(author)
£120.00
Hardback 190 Pages / Published: 10/12/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

In this book, Rebekka Hufendiek explores emotions as embodied, action-oriented representations, providing a non-cognitivist theory of emotions that accounts for their normative dimensions. Embodied Emotions focuses not only on the bodily reactions involved in emotions, but also on the environment within which emotions are embedded and on the social character of this environment, its ontological constitution, and the way it scaffolds both the development of particular emotion types and the unfolding of individual emotional episodes. In addition, it provides a critical review and appraisal of current empirical studies, mainly in psychophysiology and developmental psychology, which are relevant to discussions about whether emotions are embodied as well as socially embedded. The theory that Hufendiek puts forward denies the distinction between basic and higher cognitive emotions: all emotions are embodied, action-oriented representations. This approach can account for the complex normative structure of emotions, and shares the advantages of cognitivist accounts of emotions without sharing their problems. Embodied Emotions makes an original contribution to ongoing debates on the normative aspects of emotions and will be of interest to philosophers working on emotions, embodied cognition and situated cognition, as well as neuroscientists or psychologists who study emotions and are interested in placing their own work within a broader theoretical framework.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138100251
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The book is densely and carefully argued and its explanatory scope is highly ambitious ... On the whole, the book lives up entirely to its title. Hufendiek offers a carefully developed alternative to the lasting debate between cognitivists and feeling theories and overcomes what she sees as shortcomings of alternative theories." -- Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

"Rebekka Hufendiek presents and defends a position on emotions which is critical both of existing cognitivist as well as embodied and enactive approaches. She agrees with embodied approaches that cognitivists overintellectualize emotions and neglect the importance of the body. Yet she also is dissatisfied with the main embodied and enactive accounts ... The book is well organized, and the prose is clear ... If the book is seen as an exploration of where these ideas lead, as testing the waters rather than as offering a fully elaborated novel theory of emotions, it can be said to achieve its goals." -- Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

You may also be interested in...

Walking
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Science of Fate
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Book of Why
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
The Doors of Perception
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Aristotle's Way
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.