XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

“Let There Be Light”: Reconsidering Kant’s Philosophy of Emotion

Diane Williamson

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Diderot
Data: 26 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


The popular understanding of Kant’s philosophy of emotion incorrectly leaves out a considerations of Kant’s comments about Gefühle. When we look closer at Gefühle as a kind of, what in English is referred to as, emotions, we can see that Kant believes that there are intellectual feelings, which implies that he has a cognitive theory of emotion. He also accounts for the reason that emotions do not seem cognitive, i.e., he has a theory of repression and the unconscious.