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21 aprile 2017: Raamy Majeed: The Cognitive Impenetrability of Recalcitrant Emotions

Neurophilosophy Research Group - Cognition in Action Seminar

 

Raamy Majeed (University of Cambridge, visiting scholar University of Milan)

The Cognitive Impenetrability of Recalcitrant Emotions

 

21 aprile 2017, h. 17:00

Sala "Enzo Paci" — Direzione del Dipartimento (Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano)

 

abstract

Recalcitrant emotions are emotions that conflict with your judgements, e.g. fearing flying despite judging that it is safe. Much of the present controversy concerning these emotions has to do with spelling out the precise nature of this conflict, and determining what this, in turn, tells us about a theory of emotions. This debate, however, leaves unexamined a crucial feature of these emotions, viz. their recalcitrant, mulish nature. This paper aims to make up for this neglect. In particular, I argue that the recalcitrant nature of recalcitrant emotions can be accounted for by their cognitive impenetrability.

 

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