Knowing Emotions : Truthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience
Furtak, Rick Anthony
Oxford Univ Pr 2018/03
232 p. 22 cm
Choice Reviews 2018 December
Argues that it is only through the emotions that we can perceive meaning in life, and only by feeling emotions that we are able to recognize the value or significance of anything whatsoever.
In Knowing Emotions, Furtak argues that it is only through the emotions that we can perceive meaning in life, and only by feeling emotions that we are able to recognize the value or significance of anything whatsoever. Our affective responses and dispositions therefore play a critical role in human existence, and their felt quality is intimately related to the awareness they provide.
Table of Contents
Dedication Acknowledgments Part One: The Rational and the Passionate 1. The Intelligence of Emotions: Differing Schools of Thought 2. What the Empirical Evidence Suggests Part Two: On Reasonable Feelings and Embodied Cognition 3. Feeling Apprehensive 4. Emotions as Felt Recognitions Part Three: The Reasons of the Heart 5. On the Emotional A Priori 6. Love's Knowledge; or, The Significance of What We Care About 7. Attunement and Perspectival Truth Bibliography of Works Cited