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Author Reply: We Don’t Yet Know What Emotions Are (But Need to Develop the Methods to Find Out)

Adolphs, Ralph and Andler, Daniel (2018) Author Reply: We Don’t Yet Know What Emotions Are (But Need to Develop the Methods to Find Out). Emotion Review, 10 (3). pp. 233-236. ISSN 1754-0739. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180912-151443744

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Abstract

Our approach to emotion emphasized three key ingredients. (a) We do not yet have a mature science of emotion, or even a consensus view—in this respect we are more hesitant than Sander, Grandjean, and Scherer (henceforth “SGS”) or Luiz Pessoa (henceforth “LP”). Relatedly, a science of emotion needs to be highly interdisciplinary, including ecology, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. (b) We recommend a functionalist view that brackets conscious experiences and that essentially treats emotions as latent variables inferred from a number of measures. (c) But our version of functionalism is not definitional or ontological. It is resolutely methodological, in good part because it is too early to attempt definitions.


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Adolphs, Ralph0000-0002-8053-9692
Additional Information:© 2018 The Author(s). Article first published online: July 27, 2018; Issue published: July 1, 2018. We thank Andrea Scarantino for helpful comments on a draft of this response, and Frederick Eberhardt and Christopher Hitchcock for stimulating discussion. Funded in part by a Conte Center grant from NIMH.
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Subject Keywords:emotion, feelings, functionalism
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Official Citation:Author Reply: We Don’t Yet Know What Emotions Are (But Need to Develop the Methods to Find Out). Ralph Adolphs and Daniel Andler. Emotion Review. Vol 10, Issue 3, pp. 233 - 236. First Published July 27, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073918772092
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