Affective and Social Grounds of Intentionality

  • Anita Konzelmann Ziv
  • Keith Lehrer
  • Hans Bernhard Schmid

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anita Konzelmann Ziv
    Pages 1-30
  3. Evaluative and Self-Evaluative Attitudes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Lynne Rudder Baker
      Pages 33-43
  4. Self-Evaluation and Rationality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Juliette Gloor
      Pages 97-118
    3. Keith Lehrer
      Pages 119-132
  5. Self-Evaluative Emotions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Jesse Prinz
      Pages 135-153
    3. John Deigh
      Pages 155-169
    4. Julien Deonna, Fabrice Teroni
      Pages 193-212
  6. Evaluating the Social Self

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book


This volume examines the affective and social dimensions of self-related activities. This is a novel way of approaching traditional questions such as the scope and purpose of self-knowledge, the interrelation between the social and the individual person, and the significance of emotional appraisal. Focusing on self-evaluation instead of self-knowledge in shifting from a doxastic to an axiological perspective. The scientific added value created by this approach is threefold: i) it opens up a broadr perspective on the structure of self-reflection which includes a matrix of values; ii) as valauations imply a social contaxt, it extends to social relations; iii) since affective attitudes are crucial for the recognition of values, it incorparates feelings and emotions. In short, self-evaluation is a conception of self-refelection which includes sociality and affectivity.

This volume contains contributions by leading figures in philosophy of mind and action, emotion theory, and phenomenology. It allows a global view on the most recent reflections on the subject matter, being of interest for professional philosophers, as well as for researchers from various nighboring disciplines.



Affective intentionality Affectivity Collective reasoning Emotion theory Emotional appraisal Evaluative attidudes Phenomenology Reflexive stance Self-evaluation Self-knowledge Self-reflection Social attitudes Social relations Social self Sociality

Editors and affiliations

  • Anita Konzelmann Ziv
    • 1
  • Keith Lehrer
    • 2
  • Hans Bernhard Schmid
    • 3
  1. 1.Philosophisches SeminarUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Philosophisches SeminarUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1265-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1266-9
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