Critical review: The Emotional Construction of Morals

Philosophical Psychology 26 (3):461-475 (2013)
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Erick Ramirez
Santa Clara University
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Jesse Prinz's The Emotional Construction of Morals is an ambitious and intriguing contribution to the debate about the nature and role of emotion within moral psychology. I review Prinz's recent claims surrounding the nature of emotional concepts as ?embodied representations of concern? and survey his later arguments meant to establish a form of cultural relativism. Although I suggest that other theories of emotional representation (i.e. prototype views) would better serve Prinz's aims, the underlying meta-ethical relativism that results is well defended and represents a significant advance for constructivist Sentimentalists
Keywords Prinz  Emotion  Concepts  Prototype Theory  Basic Emotion
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2012.673767
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