Epistemic Emotions

Epistemic Emotions

Studi di estetica, 1/2017

Neuroscientists have recently discovered the primacy of feelings and emotions over reasoning, in our mental life. Emotions are now understood as a constitutive element of human rationality, grounding concept creation and deliberative thinking, and partaking in the various cognitive processes, rather framed in opposition to rationality.
The primary goals of this monograph issue of Studi di estetica are to discuss the ongoing approaches about the role of emotions in rational processes and dispositions, drawing connections between affective response, rationality, and cognition.
The monograph will discuss such questions as the following:

Are there “epistemic” emotional states?
How are emotions involved deliberation?
How are emotions related to values?
Are emotions necessary for reasoning?

The invited editor, Dr. Laura Candiotto (University of Edinburgh) would consider papers both from Analytic and Continental Philosophy.
Articles will be submitted to double blind peer review. The languages admitted are Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish. The articles should include an abstract (up to 150 words) and three keywords, both in English. The references are to be provided following the Harvard (author-date) system. The articles should be sent to Simona Chiodo (simona.chiodo@polimi.it) by March 1st 2017 in .doc or .docx, with a further document containing the author’s information.