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Embodied Emotions : A Naturalist Approach to a Normative Phenomenon (Hardcover) (Rebekka Hufendiek)

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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.

Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Philosophy, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Emotions, General
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Rebekka Hufendiek
Language: English
Street Date: December 10, 2015
TCIN: 50900883
UPC: 9781138100251
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-6173
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