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Self-Evaluation

Affective and Social Grounds of Intentionality

Series: Philosophical Studies Series, Vol. 116

Konzelmann Ziv, Anita, Lehrer, Keith, Schmid, Hans Bernhard (Eds.)

2011, X, 282 p.

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  • Provides a novel approach in the research of self-reflection, shifting the focus from knowledge to evaluation.
  • Reveals specific dependencies of self-reflection on emotional and social attitudes.
  • The first collection of recent philosophical work on specifically evaluative ways of self-refelection.

This volume examines the affective and social dimensions of self-related activities. This is a novel way of approaching traditional questions such as the scope and purpose of self-knowledge, the interrelation between the social and the individual person, and the significance of emotional appraisal. Focusing on self-evaluation instead of self-knowledge in shifting from a doxastic to an axiological perspective. The scientific added value created by this approach is threefold: i) it opens up a broadr perspective on the structure of self-reflection which includes a matrix of values; ii) as valauations imply a social contaxt, it extends to social relations; iii) since affective attitudes are crucial for the recognition of values, it incorparates feelings and emotions. In short, self-evaluation is a conception of self-refelection which includes sociality and affectivity.

This volume contains contributions by leading figures in philosophy of mind and action, emotion theory, and phenomenology. It allows a global view on the most recent reflections on the subject matter, being of interest for professional philosophers, as well as for researchers from various nighboring disciplines.

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Affective intentionality - Affectivity - Collective reasoning - Emotion theory - Emotional appraisal - Evaluative attidudes - Phenomenology - Reflexive stance - Self-evaluation - Self-knowledge - Self-reflection - Social attitudes - Social relations - Social self - Sociality

Related subjects » Cognitive Psychology - Philosophy - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Preface: Anita Konzelmann Ziv.- Self-Evaluation – Philosophical Perspectives.- PART I - Evaluative and Self Evaluative Attitudes.- How to Have Self-Directed Attidudes: Lynne Ruder Baker.- Interpretation, Cause and Avowal: On the Evaluative Dimension of Selfhood: Axel Seeman.- Who Do You Think You are? The How-What Theory of Character and Personality: Frederico Lauria & Alain Pé-Curto.- PART II - Self-Evaluation and Rationality.- Self-Evaluation and the Ends of Existence: Carol Rovane.- Self-Evaluation and Action: Juliette Gloor.- Self-Trust and Social Truth: Keith Lehrer.- PART III - Self-Evaluative Emotions.- Sentimentalism and Self-Directed Emotions: Jesse Prinz.- Psychopathic Resentment: John Deigh.- Self-Knowledge, Knowledge of Others, and ‘the thing called love’: Edward Hartcourt.- Is Shame a Social Emotion?: Julien Deonna & Fabrice Teroni.- PART IV – Evaluating the Social Self.- Feeling up to it – The Sense of Ability in the Phenomenology of Action: Hans Bernhard Schmid.- Self-Evaluation in Intention: Individual and Shared: Lilian O’Brien.- Where Individuals Meet Society. The Collective Dimensions of Self-Evaluation and Self-Knowledge: Ulla Schmid.- About the Authors.

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