Abstract Emotions are currently at the center of a lively international and interdisciplinary debate. The first sections of this essay present a synthetic overview of its key features. The main sections provide a reexamination of one of the most historically significant developments in the field of affective studies. René Descartes’ approach to the study of emotions implies a positive assessment of the role of the body and a remarkable attenuation of his classical dualism that allows an innovative perspective on the subject. He inaugurated a new scientific style of research, which is one of the original sources of some key concepts of the current research.

Descartes' Emotions: from the body to the body

Giacomoni, Paola
2017

Abstract

Abstract Emotions are currently at the center of a lively international and interdisciplinary debate. The first sections of this essay present a synthetic overview of its key features. The main sections provide a reexamination of one of the most historically significant developments in the field of affective studies. René Descartes’ approach to the study of emotions implies a positive assessment of the role of the body and a remarkable attenuation of his classical dualism that allows an innovative perspective on the subject. He inaugurated a new scientific style of research, which is one of the original sources of some key concepts of the current research.
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