Emotion, Evolution and Rationality / Edition 1

Emotion, Evolution and Rationality / Edition 1

by Dylan Evans

ISBN-10: 0198528981

ISBN-13: 9780198528982

Pub. Date: 06/17/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Oxford University Press, USA
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New Edition
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. INeuroscientific foundations
1William James and the modern neurobiology of emotion3
2Homologizing human emotions15
Pt. IIEmotion, belief and appraisal
3Emotional behaviour and the scope of belief-desire explanation51
4Which emotions are basic?69
5Towards a 'Machiavellian' theory of emotional appraisal89
6Unpicking reasonable emotions107
Pt. IIIEvolution and the rationality of emotion
7Evolution, culture and the irrationality of the emotions133
8The role of emotions in ecological and practical rationality159
9The search hypothesis of emotion179
10Adaptive illusions: optimism, control and human rationality193
11Emotion versus reason as a genetic conflict209
Pt. IVPhilosophical perspectives
12Conscience and conflict : Darwin, Freud, and the origins of human aggression225
13Emotion, reason, and virtue249

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