Christine Tappolet – The Metaphysics of Moods
The Concordia Philosophy Department Speaker Series presents:
The Metaphysics of Moods
A lecture by
Christine Tappolet (Université de Montréal)
When: Friday, November 18, 2016 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Concordia Philosophy Department, 2145 Mackay, S 201
Moods are familiar, but their nature is elusive. After presenting three important characteristics of paradigmatic moods, like anxiety or irritability, I discuss the main accounts that have been proposed in the literature, namely, dispositional accounts and accounts according to which moods are emotions of a kind, such as the generalized emotions account. I argue that these accounts are flawed and have to be replaced by the view that moods concern the likelihood of evaluative possibilities.
All are welcome!