PHI6372 - Pleasure, Pain and Emotions
In this module, we will discuss the nature of affective states like pleasures, pains, and emotions. We will focus on three problems.
The constitution problem: What do all states and only affective states have in common? E.g., what makes pains and joys, but not visual experiences, affective states?
The distinction problem: What makes each type of affective state the particular type it is? E.g., what makes an orgasm a sensory pleasure, and fear an emotion?
The problem of affective phenomenology: Some affective states feel good, others feel bad. In virtue of what affective states have this distinctive phenomenal character?
Lectures - Autumn 2017
Tuesday 1-3pm - Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 9
This module is also available to undergraduates as PHI372.
If there are three or more postgraduates taking the module, a separate seminar will be scheduled for postgraduates only.