Emotion and Value

2015.06.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sabine Roeser and Cain Todd (eds.), Emotion and Value, Oxford University Press, 2014, 258pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.06.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sabine Roeser and Cain Todd (eds.), Emotion and Value, Oxford University Press, 2014, 258pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199686094. Reviewed by Jeffrey Seidman, Vassar College When one hears hooves thundering one's way on the streets of Pamplona, fear is fitting and its absence unfitting, because the approaching bull is dangerous. Dangerousness is an evaluative property. Fear and dangerousness -- and more generally, emotion and value -- thus seem to be intimately tied up with one another. While the fact of this relation is common ground for most of this volume's fifteen chapters its nature and implications are not. Some of the chapters lean on this relation to try to shed light on at least one of the relata: on the nature of the emotions (Michelle Montague, Sabine Döring, Greg Currie, Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni, Jonathan Dancy), on the nature of value (Michael Brady, Cain Todd), or both (Jan Slaby... . . .

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