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Arguing about Emotion

  • Martyn Lloyd-Kelly
  • Adam Wyner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7138)

Abstract

Emotions are commonly thought to be beyond rational analysis. In this paper, we develop the position that emotions can be the objects of argumentation and used as terms in emotional argumentation schemes. Thus, we can argue about whether or not, according to normative standards and available evidence, it is plausible that an individual had a particular emotion. This is particularly salient in legal cases, where decisions can depend on explicit arguments about emotional states.

Keywords

legal reasoning argumentation schemes emotions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martyn Lloyd-Kelly
    • 1
  • Adam Wyner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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