Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3110: Philosophy of Emotion

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Giovanna Colombetti (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module addresses some of the central questions that emerge in the philosophical literature on emotion, with special attention to the nature of emotions as mental states, and their relation to bodily states. We will look at different characterizations of the nature of emotion, at the relation between emotion and other psychological faculties (such as reason, cognition, perception), and at the relation between emotion and the body. We will also discuss the nature of emotional feelings, and the relation between emotion, experience, and expression.

There are no prerequisites for taking this module.

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