These are the course readings for PHIL 453: Expression, Expressing, and Expressive Of: The Evolution of the Emotions and Their Expression in Ethics and Art. The readings below each week are to be read. The sub-indented works are further reading, which is optional.
What Are Emotions?
Week 1: Classic Papers in Psychology and the Emotions
Lazarus, R. S., & Smith, C. (1993). "Appraisal Components, Core Relational Themes, and the Emotions." In N. Frijda (Ed.), Appraisal and Beyond (pp. 233-270). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Week 2: Jesse Prinz's Gut Reactions
Prinz, J. (2004) Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion. Oxford University Press. [Chs. 1 - 6]
What Are Emotions For?
Week 3: Classic Papers in Evolution and the Emotions
Darwin, C from The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals.
Plutchik, R. (1980). A general psychoevolutionary theory of emotion. Emotion: Theory, research, and experience, 1(3), 3-33.
Frank, R. (2002) “Cooperation through Emotional Commitment,” in Randolph Nesse, ed., Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Week 4: Paul Griffiths' What the Emotions Really Are
Griffiths, P. (1997) What the Emotions Really Are. University of Chicago Press. [1 - 6]
Week 5: Mitchell Green's Self-Expression
Green, M. (2007) Self-Expression. Oxford University Press.
What Role Do Emotions Play in Moral Judgment?
Week 6: Noncognitivism
D’Arms, J., & Jacobson, D. (1994). "Expressivism, morality, and the emotions," Ethics, 104, 739–763.
Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (1993). Some problems for Gibbard's norm-expressivism. Philosophical Studies, 69(2-3), 297-313.
Railton, P. (1993) Noncognitivism about Rationality: Benefits, Costs, and an Alternative
Unwin, “Norms and Negation: A Problem for Gibbard’s Logic”
- Week 8: Moral Sentimentalism
D’Arms, Justin and Daniel Jacobson (2006). “Sensibility Theory and Projectivism.” In Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, ed. David Copp. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nichols, S. (2008) "Sentimentalism Naturalized," in Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter (Ed), (2008). Moral psychology, Vol 2: The cognitive science of morality: Intuition and diversity, (pp. 255-274). Cambridge, MA, US: MIT Press.
Nichols, S. (2002). How psychopaths threaten moral rationalism: Is it irrational to be amoral?. The Monist, 285-303.
Week 9: Continued
D'Arms, J. and D. Jacobson, (2000), “Sentiment and Value,” Ethics, 110(4): 722–48.
D’Arms, J. (2005). "Two arguments for sentimentalism," Philosophical Issues, 15(1), 4-21. Chicago
D'Arms, J. and D. Jacobson (2014) Sentimentalism and Scientism, Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics
- Week 10: Empirical Studies of Theory of Mind
Premack, D., & Woodruff, G. (1978). Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4, 15-26 (and select commentaries).
Wimmer, H., & Perner, J. (1983). Beliefs about beliefs: Representation and constraining function of wrong beliefs in young children's understanding of deception. Cognition, 13, 103-128.
Agnew, Z. K., Bhakooa, K. K., & Puria, B. K. (2007). The human mirror system: A motor resonance theory of mind-reading. Brain Research Reviews, 54, 286-293.
Gallese, V., & Goldman, A. (1998). Mirror neurons and the simulation theory of mind-reading. Trends in Cognitive Science, 2(12), 493-501.
Colle, L., Baron-Cohen, S., & Hill, J. (2007). Do children with autism have a theory of mind? A non-verbal test of autism vs. specific language impairment. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 716-723.
- Week 11: Empathy, Simulation, and Mind Reading
Goldman, A., 1989, “Interpretation Psychologized,” Mind and Language, 4: 161–185; reprinted in M. Davies and T. Stone (eds.), Folk Psychology: The Theory of Mind Debate, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
Gallese, V., & Goldman, A., 1998, “Mirror neurons and the simulation theory of mind-reading,” Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2: 493–501
Gordon, R., 1986, “Folk Psychology as Simulation”, Mind and Language, 1: 158–171; reprinted in M. Davies and T. Stone (eds.), Folk Psychology: The Theory of Mind Debate, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
Heal, J., 1986, “Replication and Functionalism”, in Language, Mind, and Logic, J. Butterfield (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; reprinted in M. Davies and T. Stone (eds.), Folk Psychology: The Theory of Mind Debate, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
How Do Artifacts (Artworks) Express Emotion?
Week 12: Landscape Aesthetics
Orians, G. H. and J. H. Heerwagen (1992). Evolved responses to landscapes.
Balling, J. D. and J. H. Falk (1982). Development of visual preference for natural environments. Environment and Behavior 14(1), 5–28.
Davies, S. (2013) The Artful Species. Oxford University Press. [Ch. 6]
Week 13: Artistic Expression
Davies, S. (2001). Philosophical perspectives on music’s expressiveness.Music and emotion: Theory and research, 23-44.
Levinson, J. (1996). Musical expressiveness. The Pleasures of Aesthetics, 90– 128.
Matravers, D. (1998). Art and Emotion. Clarendon Press. [Chs. 9, 10]
Week 14: Artistic Expression
Cochrane, T. (2010). A simulation theory of musical expressivity. Australasian journal of Philosophy 88(2), 191–207.
Currie, G. (2011). Empathy for objects. In A. Caplan and P. Goldie (Eds.), Em- pathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, pp. 82–98. Oxford University Press.
Davies, S. (2011). Infectious music: Music-listener emotional contagion.Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, 134-48.
Lopes, D. (2007) Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures. Oxford University Press. [Ch. 2]