Emotions as Natural and Normative Kinds
Griffiths (Paul)
Source: Philosophy of Science 71 Dec2004, Issue 5, p901-911, 11p
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    In earlier work I have claimed that emotion and some emotions are not 'natural kinds1'. Here I clarify what I mean by 'natural kind2', suggest a new and more accurate term, and discuss the objection that emotion and emotions are not descriptive categories at all, but fundamentally normative categories. (PI / EBSCOHost): In earlier work I have claimed that emotion and some emotions are not `natural kinds3'. Here I clarify what I mean by `natural kind4', suggest a new and more accurate term, and discuss the objection that emotion and emotions are not descriptive categories at all, but fundamentally normative categories.

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