Précis: Knowing Emotions

  • Rick A. Furtak Colorado College
Keywords: emotions, moods, perception, embodiment, truth


Summary of Knowing Emotions: Truthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience.



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How to Cite
Furtak, Rick A. 2020. “Précis: Knowing Emotions”. Journal of Philosophy of Emotion 1 (1), 98-105.