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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 14, Issue 1, Enero 1999

Olga Korpalo
Pages 109-127

Rationality and Emotions
(The Perspectives of Logical-Cognitive Analysis)

This article is an extension of the author’s previous work on this subject. Primarily it outlines the main directions of this mode of analysis and possible fields to which it could be applied. The first chapter demonstrates a specific method of understanding emotions. The second chapter examines the concept of emotions as a source of the specific modes of “internal” rationality of an agent. The third chapter is devoted to a comparison between various emotions and the two basic intentional states - belief and desire. The fourth chapter will present the instrumental typology of certain emotional concepts. The final chapter represents preliminary logical schema of the meanings of emotional concepts.

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