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Philosophy of Emotions
Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status
Course Description

The course offers an introduction to some central issues in the philosophy of emotions. Topics we discuss will include: kinds of emotion, the classification of the phenomena; the nature of emotions: the question of whether they have a cognitive or sensory nature; the issue of whether emotions can be appropriate or inappropriate; the relationship between emotions and action; the moral significance of emotions; emotions in fiction. 

 

Learning Outcomes

Students will become familiar with some of the recent developments in contemporary discussions in the philosophy of emotions. Through the discussion and evaluation of readings, they will further develop their analytic, reading and critical skills. Through critical reflection on arguments and positions, they will develop their ability to formulate their own position and will take a step towards offering original contributions to philosophical debates.

Assessment
  • Requirements for passing the course:

    For Audit:

    • Regular attendance, participation in class discussion
    • Comments in Perusall, on at least 7 out of the 10 readings. Comments are due at 12:00 (noon) on the day of the class where the reading is discussed.

    For Grade:

    •  Regular attendance, participation in class discussion
    • Comments in Perusall, on at least 7 out of the 10 readings (ungraded). Comments are due at 12:00 (noon) on the day of the class where the reading is discussed.
    • A midterm take-home exam consisting of shorter questions about concepts and arguments
    • A take-home exam that asks to develop a longer (cca 1200 words) answer to a question (the question can be chosen from a list)

     

    Assessment:

    • 50% midterm, 50% end-of-the term exam
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Course Level
Master’s
Doctoral
Academic Year
2023-2024
Term
Fall
US Credits
2
ECTS Credits
4