Emotional Insight: The Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience

2014.10.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael S. Brady, Emotional Insight: The Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience, Oxford University Press, 2013, 204pp., $45.00
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2014.10.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael S. Brady, Emotional Insight: The Epistemic Role of Emotional Experience, Oxford University Press, 2013, 204pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199685523. Reviewed by John M. Monteleone, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Many suppose there to be a tension between having or feeling emotions, on the one hand, and cognitive success, on the other. However, the dominant trend in theorizing about emotions has turned quite against this intuition. What has emerged is what Karen Jones calls a "pro-emotion consensus," according to which emotions make essential and positive contributions to our cognitive success.[1] Michael Brady's book is a welcome contribution to the pro-emotion consensus. The book focuses on how exactly emotions contribute to our cognitive success, and therefore, what precisely is the positive epistemic value of emotions. It develops a thorough and fair criticism of what has seemed to be the. . .

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