Morality and Emotion or why “this is a very complicated case. You know, a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-you’s

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Abstract

When studying emotions and morality, this is the question everyone wants an answer for. However, this is also the question no one truly interested in knowing what they are should ever ask. There are just too many ins and outs. Trying to reduce either of these two concepts to a single definition is therefore reductive, misguided, and even harmful. Whilst categorising morality and emotion as “it” might appear to make things easier at a first glance, it is ultimately impossible. Just as individuals are composed of many layers, so do morality and emotion share multiple disciplinary standpoints, constraints and forms of significance, being incredibly fluid across time and space. A true grasp of this reciprocity can only be attained by a meaningful interchange of all of these paradigms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Interdisciplinary landscapes in Morality and Emotion
EditorsSara Silva
Place of PublicationLondon e New York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781138500594
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • morality
  • emotion
  • interdisciplinary perspectives

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    Silva, S. G. (2018). Morality and Emotion or why “this is a very complicated case. You know, a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-you’s. In S. Silva (Ed.), New Interdisciplinary landscapes in Morality and Emotion (pp. 1-11). London e New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315143897