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Philosophical Aspects of Emotion

Version 1 : Received: 1 July 2022 / Approved: 6 July 2022 / Online: 6 July 2022 (03:55:00 CEST)

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Mun, C. The Science of Emotion: Mind, Body, and Culture. Philosophies 2022, 7, 144. Mun, C. The Science of Emotion: Mind, Body, and Culture. Philosophies 2022, 7, 144.


In this paper, I give readers an idea of what some scholars are interested in, what I found interesting, and what may be of future interest in the philosophy of emotion. I begin with a brief overview of the general topics of interests in the philosophy of emotion. I then discuss what I believe to be some of the most interesting topics in the contemporary discourse, including questions about how philosophy can inform the science of emotion, conceptions of the mind and the mind-body problem, concerns about perception, cognition, and emotion, along with questions about the place of 4E approaches and meta-semantic pluralist approaches in the embodied cognitive tradition. Finally, I discuss the emerging field of cultural evolution, the import of a dual-inheritance theory in this emerging field, and I propose a possible way to integrate the frameworks of dual-inheritance theory and meta-semantic pluralism to demonstrate at least one way in which the philosophy of emotion can contribute to the emerging field of cultural evolution.


philosophy of emotion; science of emotion; meta-semantic pluralism; embodied cognition; mind; mind-body problem; perception; cognition; emotion; cultural evolution; dual-inheritance theory; evolutionary norm psychology


Arts and Humanities, Philosophy

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