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PH354L: PHILOSOPHY OF EMOTION (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

What is an emotion? Are emotions irrational? Do emotions help us to live a good life? And how are they related to our sense of self? These are some of the questions with which philosophers interested in the investigation of emotions have been concerned, and the aim of this course is to explore some of the main contributions and key debates in this area. We will start by examining different accounts of the nature of emotions, investigating for example how they may be related to judgements and perception. Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Anna Bortolan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

What is an emotion? Are emotions irrational? Do emotions help us to live a good life? And how are they related to our sense of self? These are some of the questions with which philosophers interested in the investigation of emotions have been concerned, and the aim of this course is to explore some of the main contributions and key debates in this area. We will start by examining different accounts of the nature of emotions, investigating for example how they may be related to judgements and perception. We will then move to examine the relationship between emotions and other dimensions of our mental and practical life, for instance looking at the role emotions play in the moral domain, and the fruition and appreciation of art, and exploring their connection with self-understanding, and social and political experience.


Contact Teaching Time

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Summative Assessments

One 2500 words essay (45%), one take-home exam (45%) and one tutorial presentation (10%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

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Course Learning Outcomes

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