New in Paperback. Hardcover was published in 1987.
The Structure of Emotions argues that emotion concepts should have a much more important role in the social and behavioural sciences than they now enjoy, and shows that certain influential psychological theories of emotions overlook the explanatory power of our emotion concepts. Professor Gordon also outlines a new account of the nature of commonsense (or 'folk') psychology in general.
Table of Contents
1. Formal insight
2. Pivotal distinctions
3. Factive emotions
4. Epistemic emotions
5. The trivilisation of emotions: James and
6. Th epassivity of emotions
7. Folk psychology, pretend play and the
normality of knowledge