A Sentimentalist Theory of the Mind

2014.08.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Slote, A Sentimentalist Theory of the Mind, Oxford University Press, 2014, 247pp. $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780199371754.
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2014.08.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Slote, A Sentimentalist Theory of the Mind, Oxford University Press, 2014, 247pp. $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780199371754. Reviewed by Lauren Ashwell, Bates College Through his recent series of books, Michael Slote has built a comprehensive defense of the importance of emotion to our ethical, epistemic, and mental lives. In his newest book, Slote develops a picture of the mind as shot through with emotion. Beliefs themselves are emotional states, and emotion also plays a central role in unifying us as practical and epistemic agents. As this book brings together elements from ethics, epistemology, philosophy of action, and philosophy of mind, together with influence from some feminist work, readers with quite diverse interests will be able to find something of value to ponder. Slote begins with the importance of empathy to epistemology -- as he also began From Enlightenment to Receptivity: Rethinking Our. . .

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