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Christine Tappolet – The Metaphysics of Moods

November 4, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

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

ABSTRACT:

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.

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