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Rationality of Emotion

  • By: Ronald de Sousa
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

It is sometimes said that emotions in general are irrational or that they cannot be judged in terms of reason: that they are somehow beyond the reach of reason. Yet in particular cases we often deem someone irrational for feeling some ...