HUM-479 / 3 credits
Teacher: Deonna Julien Amos
Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.
Remark: Une seule inscription à un cours SHS+MGT autorisée. En cas d'inscriptions multiples elles seront toutes supprimées sans notification.
We are urged to live emotionally rich and fulfilling lives, but what does it mean? This project-basead seminar explore the role of specific emotions play in our lives.
As a follow-up the first semetser, the second semester proposes to focus on the nature and the value of certain specific emotions such as admiration, pride, anger, shame, guilt, regret, envy, jealousy, boredom, love, fear, hope, compassion, sadness, disgust, etc. In doing so, we will have the opportunity to address some of the following questions: What is the relationship between admiration and virtue? Is hate always immoral? Is shame necessarily social? Can anger have a positive social and political impact? Is envy the source of political egalitarianism? Is compassion the sign of an altruistic will? Does hope really give life? Are there reasons for love? Each student, either individually or in small groups will produce a project around one emotion consisting in the writing of an esssay and an oral presentation to peers.
Philosophy of mind; emotion ; affect ; value ; valence ; norms ; moral emotions ; moral psychology ; emotion vs. reason ; emotional motivation ; Emotional consciousness ; emotion and decision making ; emotion and wellbeing ; emotion and justice ; artificial emotions ; art appreciation ; shame ; admiration ; envy ; indignation ; hope ; disgust ; amusement ; sadness ; happiness
Expected student activities
Semester 2 : Supervised individual and/or group reading, discussion and writing for project implementation.
Semester 2 : Evaluation of essay (60%) and group presentation (40%).
Bibliographical information will be tranmitted via Moodle in due course for each specific emotion.
In the programs
- Semester: Spring
- Number of places: 70
- Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
- Subject examined: Emotion and value II
- Project: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks