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The Value of Emotions for Knowledge

Editors: Candiotto, Laura (Ed.)

  • Collates twelve full-length articles by leading and up-and-coming academics on the exciting topic of philosophy of emotions
  • Focuses on the different roles that emotions play in our life, particularly their role in knowledge
  • Investigates the epistemological value of emotions in reasoning, a prominent research programme in the cognitive sciences
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  • Due: July 31, 2019
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About this book

This innovative new volume analyses the role of emotions in knowledge acquisition. It focuses on the field of philosophy of emotions at the exciting intersection between epistemology and philosophy of mind and cognitive science to bring us an in-depth analysis of the epistemological value of emotions in reasoning.

With twelve chapters by leading and up-and-coming academics, this edited collection shows that emotions do count for our epistemic enterprise. Against scepticism about the possible positive role emotions play in knowledge, the authors highlight the how and the why of this potential, lucidly exploring the key aspects of the functionality of emotions. This is explored in relation to: specific kinds of knowledge such as self-understanding, group-knowledge and wisdom; specific functions played by certain emotions in these cases, such as disorientation in enquiry and contempt in practical reason; the affective experience of the epistemic subjects and communities.

About the authors

Laura Candiotto is von Humboldt Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Her research on emotions merges her interest in social epistemology and philosophy of mind, social ontology, theories of happiness and well-being, and the history of philosophy.

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15667-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: July 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15666-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Value of Emotions for Knowledge
Editors
  • Laura Candiotto
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15667-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15667-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15666-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 310
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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