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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

Emotions: a Philosophical Introduction

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona) via Coursera


Philosophy is like sex: sure you can get some interesting results, but that's not why we do it. Going one step beyond…why do you FEEL pain or pleasure? Do plants have emotions? How is possible that some people do not understand other’s emotions? Emotions seem to be everywhere, giving meaning to all events of our lives. They are the backbone of social activities as well as they drive the cognitive processes of several living entities. Several animals, including humans, have emotions but…what about machines?...Do machine can have emotions?
This course will help you to understand and to identify most important philosophical ideas and debates about emotions, as well as it will provide you a rich source of data about neurological, psychological or anthropological analysis of emotions.
In a nutshell: this is a course to feel and think about.

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Jordi Vallverdú


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