Philosophical Explorations 21 (2):319-331 (2018)

Rebekka Hufendiek
University of Bern
Embodied accounts have offered a theoretical framework in which emotions are understood to be patterned embodied responses that are about core relational themes. Some authors argue that this intentionality should be understood in terms of some kind of non-conceptual representation format, while others suggest a radical enactivist framework that takes emotions to be intentional but not representational. In this paper I will argue that the abstract nature of the core relational themes emotions are about and the interrelatedness of emotions with each other and with other mental states speak in favor of emotions being representations.
Keywords Emotions, Representations, Embodied Cognition
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DOI 10.1080/13869795.2018.1477985
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