Emotion as the Animation of Value

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Frances Bottenberg, Lecturer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In this chapter, Frances Bottenberg argues that influential contemporary theories of emotion haveyet to solve the classic puzzle of how the peculiar felt aspect of emotion is to be linked with itsnormative salience for particular action. This is in part due to how little mainstream attention hasso far been paid to the role of the first-person body in emotional life. Building on recent andclassic phenomenological insights, Bottenberg argues that emotional drive is best understood asan intelligent sensitivity played out not simply in but by the first-person body. In this so-calledanimationist reading of emotional valuing, emotional drive expresses the constant intracorporealenactment of and adaptation to the fluctuating agent/world relationship.

Additional Information

Simmons J.A., Hackett J.E. (eds) (2016). Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 141-156.
Language: English
Date: 2016
existential valuing, emotional experiences, emotional valuing, animationist

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