Affective intentionality and self-consciousness

Autor(en): Slaby, Jan
Stephan, Achim 
Stichwörter: affective intentionality; emotion; existential feelings; Psychology; Psychology, Experimental; self-consciousness; self-understanding
Erscheinungsdatum: 2008
Herausgeber: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Journal: CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITION
Volumen: 17
Ausgabe: 2
Startseite: 506
Seitenende: 513
Zusammenfassung: 
We elaborate and defend the claim that human affective states (''feelings'') are, among other things, self-disclosing. We will show why affective intentionality has to be considered in order to understand human self-consciousness. One specific class of affective states, so-called existential feelings, although often neglected in philosophical treatments of emotions, will prove central. These feelings importantly pre-structure affective and other intentional relations to the world. Our main thesis is that existential feelings are an important manifestation of self-consciousness and figure prominently in human self-understanding. We offer an ordering of four levels of existential feelings and also give considerations in favour of the essential bodily nature of these feelings. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Beschreibung: 
Interdisciplinary Conference on Consciousness and Cognition, Hanse Inst Adv Studies, Delmenhorst, GERMANY, 2007
ISSN: 10538100
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2008.03.007

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