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Emotion and value

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Philosophy Compass
Issue number10
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)702-712
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The nature of the general connection between emotion and value, and of the various connections between specific emotions and values, lies at the heart of philosophical discussion of the emotions. It is also central to some accounts of the nature of value itself, of value in general but also of the specific values studied within particular philosophical domains. These issues all form the subject matter of this article, and they in turn are all connected by two main questions: (i) How do emotions disclose or create values? (ii) What are the epistemic credentials of emotion in justifying evaluative thought and discourse? This second question obviously presupposes some answer to the first question concerning the way in which emotions reveal, constitute, or create value.