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The World-Directedness of Emotional Feeling

On Affect and Intentionality

Authors: Müller, Jean

  • Provides a comprehensive survey of the philosophical debate on emotional feeling
  • Looks beyond contemporary Anglophone philosophy and draws on neglected ideas from the phenomenological tradition
  • Supplies a radically different alternative to recent attempts at developing the view that emotional feeling is world-directed
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About this book

This book engages with what are widely recognized as the two core dimensions of emotion. When we are afraid, glad or disappointed, we feel a certain way; moreover, our emotion is intentional or directed at something: we are afraid of something, glad or disappointed about something. Connecting with a vital strand of recent philosophical thinking, Müller conceives of these two aspects of emotion as unified. Examining different possible ways of developing the view that the feeling dimension of emotion is itself intentional, he argues against the currently popular view that it is a form of perception-like receptivity to value. Müller instead proposes that emotional feeling is a specific type of response to value, an affective ‘position-taking’. This alternative conceives of emotional feeling as intimately related to our cares and concerns. While situating itself within the analytic-philosophical debate on emotion, the discussion crucially draws on ideas from the early phenomenological tradition and thinks past the theoretical strictures of many contemporary approaches to this subject. The result is an innovative view of emotional feeling as a thoroughly personal form of engagement with value.

About the authors

Jean Moritz Müller, PhD, is a research associate at the University of Bonn, Germany. He works in the philosophy of mind, with a particular emphasis on the philosophy of emotion, and related areas of meta-ethics.


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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23819-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The World-Directedness of Emotional Feeling
Book Subtitle
On Affect and Intentionality
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23820-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23820-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23819-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 155
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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