Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Emotions

  • Laura Candiotto
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_311-1

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Introduction

Cognitive science has shown that emotions are a sine qua non for cognition, and nowadays emotions are not anymore understood as irrational or “nonintellectual” feelings. The debate regarding the nature of emotions is still ongoing; however, it would be possible to provide a general definition of emotions as complex states of mind and body, which have an active power – they are not characterized only as receptivity – that impacts human’s intentionality towards the environment.

The goal of this entry is to highlight the role of emotions in reasoning, focusing on their meaningfulness in learning environments and in those educational practices where emotions work together with rationality to enhance understanding and learning. Following the description of the three main ways to understand emotions in the contemporary philosophy of emotions, this entry will discuss the differences between the standard cognitivist approach and other...

Keywords

Emotional Intelligence Perceptual Model Extended Mind Life Skill Training Socratic Dialogue 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

This research arises from the project “Emotions First”, funded by the EU (Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, grant agreement number: 655143), which I am currying out at the University of Edinburgh. www.emotionsfirst.org.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eidyn CentreSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of EdinburghEdinburghUK