Deliberative Emotion

  • Cheng Yuan


 According to the emotion studies in recent decades, it is widely acknowledged that emotion is consciousness-involved, or contains evaluative elements. In this chapter, “Deliberative Emotion” will be established as an independent notion, which is distinguished from poetic passion, romantic love, or untutored feelings such as motherhood, or sentimental moods, etc. This emotion with deliberative structure is used widely in professional practices, such as juristic judge, education & teaching, medical care & nursing, etc. It plays the role of recognizing particularity, in fact, practical reasoning, and affective communication. Moreover, some types of emotion, regret, for example, is deliberative since it contains specifically reflective attitude and quasi-counterfactual thinking (“it would be better”)


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  • Cheng Yuan
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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