The cognitive philosophy of emotion

Some initial questions for the aspiring emotion theorist 17

Early theories of emotion: the Greek philosophers 19

The Platonic model of emotion 20

The development of the feeling theory of emotions:

René Descartes 21 The psychologising of feeling theory: William

James 26 The behaviourist theory of emotions 29

The development of the cognitive account of emotions:

Aristotle, Aquinas, and Spinoza 33 Twentieth-century cognitive accounts of emotion 41 Summary and conclusions 46

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