Emotions, Values, and Agency

2017.05.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christine Tappolet, Emotions, Values, and Agency, Oxford University Press, 2016, 228pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199696512.
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2017.05.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christine Tappolet, Emotions, Values, and Agency, Oxford University Press, 2016, 228pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199696512. Reviewed by Benjamin De Mesel, KU Leuven What are emotions? Christine Tappolet defends the claim that emotions consist in perceptual experiences of evaluative properties, such as the fearsome, the disgusting, or the admirable. An outline of the Perceptual Theory of emotions (Chapter 1) is followed by an exploration of its implications for the relations between emotion and motivation (Chapter 2), emotion and values (Chapter 3), emotion and responsibility (Chapter 4), and emotion and agency (Chapter 5). Tappolet's book is to be recommended, first of all, for the way in which it shows how her theory of emotion interlocks with plausible theories of value and agency, and how these interlocking theories mutually support each other. The project is ambitious, as it requires a grasp of the. . .

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