Emotions as Emobodied Action-Oriented Representations

15.11.2017 - 17:00
15.11.2017 - 19:00

Dr. Rebekka Hufendiek

Philosophisches Seminar, University of Basel, Switzerland

In this talk I will present my approach that considers emotions to be embodied, action-oriented representations that are about affordances. I will offer some evidence for emotions being embodied, and distance my approach from competing theories such as anti-representationalist enactive approaches. Furthermore, I will discuss the objection that a representationalist approach that takes emotions to be about core relational themes cannot account for the nature, function and characteristic phenomenology of concrete instantiations of emotions as they occur in our everyday emotional lifes.