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The Emotional Mind
A Control Theory of Affective States

  • Author: Tom Cochrane, Flinders University of South Australia
  • Date Published: January 2019
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  • isbn: 9781108658195

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  • In this book, Tom Cochrane develops a new control theory of the emotions and related affective states. Grounded in the basic principle of negative feedback control, his original account outlines a new fundamental kind of mental content called 'valent representation'. Upon this foundation, Cochrane constructs new models for emotions, pains and pleasures, moods, expressive behaviours, evaluative reasoning, personality traits and long-term character commitments. These various states are presented as increasingly sophisticated layers of regulative control, which together underpin the architecture of the mind as a whole. Clearly structured and containing numerous diagrams and examples to illustrate the discussion, this study draws on the latest research from fields including philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, and will appeal to readers interested in the philosophy and cognitive science of emotion.

    • Proposes a new account of emotions and related affective states such as pains, pleasures, moods and character
    • Draws on a wide range of contemporary research on emotions from the disciplines of philosophy, psychology and neuroscience
    • Addresses larger questions of how the mind as a whole fits together
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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108658195
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Valent representation
    2. Affect
    3. Emotions
    4. Bodily feelings
    5. Expression
    6. Conscious thought
    7. Personality and character
    8. Control
    Appendix: emotion dimensions
    Glossary
    Bibliography.

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    Tom Cochrane, Flinders University of South Australia
    Tom Cochrane is Lecturer in Philosophy at Flinders University in Adelaide. He is a co-editor of The Emotional Power of Music (2013) and he has also published numerous articles on emotions, aesthetic value and the expressive powers of music.

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