Emotions and their Relation to Cognition: Reflections about Anthony Kenny’s Objections against Feeling Theories

Andrea F. Melamed
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas (SADAF), Argentina | afmelamed@gmail.com

Received: 27-December-2017 | Accepted: 23-May-2018 | Published: 31-December-2018
Disputatio [Dec. 2018], Vol. 7, No. 8, a004 | DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2550913
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Melamed, Andrea F. (2018). «Las emociones y su relación con la cognición: consideraciones sobre las objeciones de Anthony Kenny a las feeling theories». Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin 7, no. 8: a004.


Abstract | This paper takes as its focus William James’ (1884, 1890) and Anthony Kenny’s (1963) proposals and strives to show that their point of view is better understood when interpreted as proposals for investigations with different objectives and placed at different angles of complex research revolving around emotions. As James and Kenny are conceived, furthermore, as paradigmatic authors of, respectively, the none-cognitive and cognitive perspectives, this approach to the interpretation of their positions will create new access routes for a dialogue between the traditions and will establish new grounds for a reconciliation between these conceptions in a more ample framework.
Keywords |
 Emotion · Cognitive Theories · Somatic Theories.

Sistemas lógicos y lenguajes formales ¿genuinos artefactos cognitivos?

Resumen | En este trabajo me centro en las propuestas de William James (1884, 1890) y Anthony Kenny (1963) con el objetivo de mostrar que sus perspectivas se entienden mejor si son concebidas como propuestas de investigación con propósitos diferentes y ubicados en distintos ángulos de una investigación compleja en torno a las emociones. Adicionalmente, en tanto James y Kenny se conciben como autores paradigmáticos de las perspectivas no-cognitiva y cognitiva respectivamente, este modo de interpretación de sus posturas abriría un nuevo camino para el diálogo entre las tradiciones y sentaría nuevas bases para una reconciliación entre estas concepciones, en un marco más amplio.
Palabras Clave | Emoción · Teorías cognitivas · Teorías somáticas.


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