Consciousness & Emotion

Consciousness & Emotion : Agency, conscious choice, and selective perception

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The papers in this volume of Consciousness & Emotion Book Series are organized around the theme of "enaction." Enactive emotional processes are not merely the recipients of information or the passive victims of input and learning. The organism first is engaged in an ongoing, complex pattern of self-organizational activity, for the purpose of maintaining a dynamical continuity of pattern across changes of subserving micro-constituents and environmental conditions, making use of multiple shunt mechanisms, feedback loops, and other complex dynamical features. Self-organizational structure is used to distinguish between action and mere reaction. Accordingly, the papers of this volume by leading students of emotion such as Jaak Panksepp, Luc Ciompi, Thomas Natsoulas, Farzaneh Pahlavan, Michela Balconi, Todd Lubart, Louise Sundararajan, Jordan Petersen and others address three main issues: I. Emotional influences on perception and thought II. Agency and choice III. Agency and moral value
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  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 162.6 x 246.4 x 25.4mm | 748.44g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115968
  • 9781588115966

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Ellis, Ralph D.); 2. I. EMOTIONAL INFLUENCES ON PERCEPTION AND THOUGHT; 3. Subjective prerequisites for the construction of an objective world (by Smith, Gudmund J.W.); 4. Energetic effects of emotions on cognitions: Complementary psychobiological and psychosocial findings (by Ciompi, Luc); 5. Negative affective states' effects on perception of affective pictures (by Pahlavan, Farzaneh); 6. Neural development: Affective and immune system influences (by Ellis, George F.R.); 7. Consciousness, emotion and face: An event-related potentials study (by Balconi, Michela); 8. Phenomenal consciousness, sense impressions, and the logic of "what it's like" (by Beisecker, David); 9. II. AGENCY AND CHOICE; 10. Exposing the covert agent (by Lethin, Anton); 11. Doing it and Meaning it: And the Relationship Between the Two (by McGann, Marek); 12. Anticipatory consciousness, Libet's veto, and a close-enough theory of free will (by Shariff, Azim F.); 13. Freud's phenomenology of the emotions (by Natsoulas, Thomas); 14. Verbal expressions of self and emotions: A taxonomy with implications for Alexithymia and related disorders (by Sundararajan, Louise); 15. III. AGENCY AND MORAL VALUE; 16. Apt affect: Moral concept mastery and the phenomenology of emotions (by Hurley, Elisa A.); 17. The Varieties of Religious Experience considered from the perspective of James's account of the stream of consciousness (by Natsoulas, Thomas); 18. Index
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