The Headscarf Debate: Surprise and Meta-Emotions in Argumentation

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Abstract

The paper is a contribution to how emotions can be useful for Argumentation Theory. Using the heated headscarf debate to explore the presence of emotions in argumentation, this article discusses the way in which the emotion of surprise uncovers different emotional layers in argumentation such as meta-emotions, masked emotions and existential emotions. The paper concludes that in addition to the way emotions have a role inside the line of an argument, emotions are important and relevant for argumentation theory at various levels which promise fruitful future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy of Science in the 21th Century-Challenges and Tasks
EditorsOlga Pombo, Gil Santos
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherCFCUL
Pages113-138
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9789898247728
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe Second Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks - Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameDocumenta

Conference

ConferenceThe Second Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period4/12/136/12/13

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