European Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):307-312 (2016)

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John M. Monteleone
Le Moyne College
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This review begins with Solomon's philosophical orientation on emotions, which is summed up in the claim that emotions are value-laden. That is, emotions are about values, and in consequence, are valuable for their own sake. This review discusses aspects of this thesis in the context of essays by Laurence Thomas, Kathleen Higgins, Nancy Sherman, and Jerome Neu. Subsequently, the review discusses the essays by Robert C. Roberts and John Deigh to consider whether Solomon's own explanation of the value-laden aspect of emotions in terms of judgment is the best or most plausible approach.
Keywords Robert Solomon  Cognitivism  Emotions and values
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DOI 10.1111/ejop.12147
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