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What Emotions Really Are The Problem of Psychological Categories

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ISBN-10: 0226308723

ISBN-13: 9780226308722

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Paul E. Griffiths

List price: $34.00
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In this provocative contribution to the philosophy of science and mind, Paul E. Griffiths criticizes contemporary philosophy and psychology of emotion for failing to take in an evolutionary perspective and address current work in neurobiology and cognitive science. Reviewing the three current models of emotion, Griffiths points out their deficiencies and constructs a basis for future models that pay equal attention to biological fact and conceptual rigor. "Griffiths has written a work of depth and clarity in an area of murky ambiguity, producing a much-needed standard at the border of science, philosophy, and psychology. . . . As he presents his case, offering a forthright critique of past…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Philosophy and Emotion—The Poverty of Conceptual Analysis
The Psychoevolutionary Approach to Emotion
Affect Programs and Emotion Modules
The Higher Cognitive Emotions: Some Research Programs
The Social Construction of Emotion
Natural Kinds and Theoretical Concepts
Natural Kinds in Biology and Psychology
What Emotions Really Are
References
Index