Emotions as natural and normative kinds

Philosophy of Science 71 (5):901-911 (2004)
In earlier work I have claimed that emotion and some emotions are not `natural kinds'. Here I clarify what I mean by `natural kind', suggest a new and more accurate term, and discuss the objection that emotion and emotions are not descriptive categories at all, but fundamentally normative categories.
Keywords Emotion  Human  Natural Kinds  Normative  Science
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DOI 10.1086/425944
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