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In this study William Lyons presents a sustained and coherent theory of the emotions, and one which draws extensively on the work of psychologists and physiologists in the area. Dr Lyons starts by giving a thorough and critical survey of other principal theories, before setting out his own 'causal-evaluative' account. In addition to giving an analysis of the nature of emotion - in which, Dr Lyon argues, evaluative attitudes play a crucial part - his theory throws light on the motivating role of emotions in our lives, our attitudes towards our emotions and our responsibility for them
Keywords Action  Behavior  Blame  Cognitive  Emotion  Evaluative  Feeling  Motive  Object  Philosophical Anthropology  Physiology  Purposiveness  Statement  Schachter, S  Singer, J
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ISBN(s) 0751201324     9780511609244
DOI 10.2307/2107334
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