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Renxiang Liu
McGill University
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    The ‘Magical World’ of Emotions and Its Triumph: On the Ontological Inconsistency in Sartre’s Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions.Renxiang Liu - 2020 - Sophia 59 (2):333-343.
    In this paper, I explore the ontological implication of Sartre’s and Heidegger’s phenomenological accounts of emotion. I start by looking at Sartre’s notion of the ‘magical world’ in his booklet Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions, showing how emotion, for him, reveals the overall structure of ‘human reality’ rather than a dispensable aspect of it. Discussing experiences of the magical world allowed Sartre to ‘bracket’ what he called ‘the determinism of the world’, which predominated naturalist-representationalist psychology of emotion in (...)
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