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.
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