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Emotions Hold the Self Together

Self-Consciousness and the Functional Role of Emotion

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While classical philosophy of mind regards cognitive faculties, such as consciousness, attention and emotions, as autonomous modalities, modern neuroscience teaches us that these should be considered with respect to the experiencing self. Fear, anger, joy or sadness should not be considered as distinct phenomena but in relation to the self which experiences them on the one hand and expresses them on the other. This book endeavours to draw a framework of self-referential emotions as a plane in which the self is active. Using notions from classical and modern analytical philosophy of mind as well as findings from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, the main idea presented here is that emotions, and self-referential emotions in particular, are essential for the constitution of the self. Emotions provide the self with evaluative information about the self’s faring in the world. Moreover, by facilitating communication with other 'selves', emotions further promote understanding of other’s evaluations of the self, enhancing the development of a self-concept and conscious self-experience. It is proposed that highly salient emotional self-reference and evaluative self-experience are at the core of various levels of self-consciousness. Self-referential emotions therefore might have implications for understanding one’s behavior as well as its breakdown in various pathologies such as in Autism spectrum disorder and affective disorders.

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Titel: Emotions Hold the Self Together
Autoren/Herausgeber: Alexandra Zinck

ISBN/EAN: 9783897857049

Seitenzahl: 185
Format: 23,3 x 15,4 cm
Produktform: Buch
Sprache: Englisch

Alexandra Zinck,
geb. 1978, Studium der Philosophie, Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, Psychologie und Computerlinguistik an der HU und der FU Berlin sowie am King's College London. Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Nachwuchsgruppe der VolkswagenStiftung zum Thema 'Selbstbewusstsein und Begriffsbildung beim Menschen' an der Universität Tübingen und Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Forschungsaufenthalt am Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience UCL London. Promotion 2008 an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Forschungsschwerpunkte: Philosophie des Geistes: Emotion, Selbstbewusstsein, Theory of Mind, Entwicklungspsychologie, Autismus

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