Philosophies of mathematics: fictionalism, formalism, Platonism, constructivism, etc.
Examples: basic emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, disgust.
Cognitive theories: emotions as judgments.
Phenomenological theories: emotions as feelings.
Physiological theories: emotions as bodily responses.
1. Emotions are inherently irrational (Plato)
2. Emotions are inherently rational (Hume)
3. We can appraise the rationality of emotions the same way we do beliefs. Positive role of emotions: motivation.
Positive: contributions to scientific thinking.
Negative: distortion of legal reasoning.
Combined: making rational emotional decisions.
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
This page updated Oct. 17, 2005.