Studia Phenomenologica 15 (15):349-374 (2015)

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Íngrid Vendrell-Ferran
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
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This paper offers an overview of certain key features of the accounts of emotion defended by the early phenomenologists. After briefly presenting the movement of early phenomenology and describing its historical context, I shall elaborate the main claims about the emotions defended by this group, articulating them through the following five topics: 1) the stratification of emotional life; 2) the qualitative aspect of emotional experience; 3) the foundation of the emotions in cognitive acts; 4) the intentionality of feeling and the emotions; and 5) their moral dimension. The paper finishes with some concluding remarks about the significance of the early phenomenological discussion of the emotions for the debate on this topic in contemporary analytical philosophy.
Keywords Emotion theory  Early phenomenology  Value feeling  Emotional response  Max Scheler  Alexander Pfaender  Moritz Geiger  Edith Stein  Else Voigtlaender  Dietrich von Hildebrand
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ISBN(s) 1582-5647
DOI 10.5840/studphaen20151518
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