Conférence/Workshop GRIN – Dr. Raamy Majeed (University of Auckland)

Dr. Raamy Majeed (University of Auckland)

Date: 13 sept. 2019, 10:00 – 12:00
Salle/Room: 422, Stone Castle, (2910 Édouard-Montpetit, Université de Montréal)

Résumé/Abstract: “Do Recalcitrant Emotions Show that Emotions are Modular?”

The occurrence of recalcitrant emotions, i.e. emotional episodes that are in conflict with our considered judgements, are used as unproblematic means of motivating the view that emotions are modular: roughly, that they are cognitive capacities which are explained by mental components functionally dissociable from other parts of the mind. In this paper, I argue that recalcitrant emotions don’t, by themselves, show that emotions are modular in a non-trivial sense.