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The Resource What emotions really are : the problem of psychological categories, Paul E. Griffiths

What emotions really are : the problem of psychological categories, Paul E. Griffiths

Label
What emotions really are : the problem of psychological categories
Title
What emotions really are
Title remainder
the problem of psychological categories
Statement of responsibility
Paul E. Griffiths
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paul E. Griffiths argues that most research on the emotions has been as misguided as Aristotelian efforts to study "superlunary objects"--Objects outside the moon's orbit. Such subjects exist, of course, but studying them as a group produces no useful results because they share no traits other than an arbitrarily defined location. Similarly, Griffiths show that "emotion", as currently defined, groups together psychological states of very different, and thus not comparable, kinds. According to Griffiths, theoretical research on emotions took a wrong turn by not fully exploring the relevant empirical evidence. Griffiths provides a detailed overview of this material, drawing on ethology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and anthropology of the emotions. He identifies and assesses the relative merits of three main theoretical approaches - affect program theory, evolutionary psychology, and social constructionism
Member of
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffiths, Paul E
Dewey number
128.37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF511
LC item number
.G75 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Science and its conceptual foundations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emotions
  • Emotions
  • Emotions
  • Emoties
  • Gefühl
  • Emociones
Label
What emotions really are : the problem of psychological categories, Paul E. Griffiths
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Paul E. Griffiths is senior lecturer in philosophy at Otago University, New Zealand"--Inside jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Philosophy and Emotion -- The Poverty of Conceptual Analysis -- 3. The Psychoevolutionary Approach to Emotion -- 4. Affect Programs and Emotion Modules -- 5. The Higher Cognitive Emotions: Some Research Programs -- 6. The Social Construction of Emotion -- 7. Natural Kinds and Theoretical Concepts -- 8. Natural Kinds in Biology and Psychology -- 9. What Emotions Really Are -- 10. Coda -- Mood and Emotion
Control code
ocm35990240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780226308722
Lccn
96048993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35990240
  • (OCoLC)35990240
Label
What emotions really are : the problem of psychological categories, Paul E. Griffiths
Link
Publication
Note
"Paul E. Griffiths is senior lecturer in philosophy at Otago University, New Zealand"--Inside jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Philosophy and Emotion -- The Poverty of Conceptual Analysis -- 3. The Psychoevolutionary Approach to Emotion -- 4. Affect Programs and Emotion Modules -- 5. The Higher Cognitive Emotions: Some Research Programs -- 6. The Social Construction of Emotion -- 7. Natural Kinds and Theoretical Concepts -- 8. Natural Kinds in Biology and Psychology -- 9. What Emotions Really Are -- 10. Coda -- Mood and Emotion
Control code
ocm35990240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780226308722
Lccn
96048993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35990240
  • (OCoLC)35990240

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