Free course

Emotion: An introductory picture

Free statement of participation on completion

What is emotion? This free course, Emotion: An introductory picture, takes a philosophical approach to this question in an attempt to understand why people respond to events in a certain way. Is there a difference between an emotion and a bodily feeling or is one a consequence of the other?

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss basic philosophical questions concerning the nature of emotions
  • discuss some of the philosophical literature on this subject by William James
  • understand problems concerning the nature of emotions and discuss them in a philosophical way.