Emotions - More Like Stars or Constellations?

June 14, 2023
Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu

Lossi 3-328


  • European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotion (EPSSE)
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Tartu


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Are emotions more like stars, or are they more like constellations? That is, are they natural kinds, unified by some objective feature out there in the world that is independent of human conceptualizations, as often advocated by more biologically minded researchers? Or are they subjective kinds dependent on human conceptualizations, as psychological and social constructionists would argue? This is the fundamental question around which the workshop revolves, along with the implications that the kind-status of emotions has for choosing proper methods for the study of emotions, and the role of philosophy.

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