Feb 26 Colloquia – Christine Tappolet: “The Metaphysics of Moods”

Christine Tappolet (University of Montreal) will be giving her talk on Friday, February 26, 2016 in BUCH A201 at 4pm.

TITLE: The Metaphysics of Moods

Moods are familiar, but their nature is elusive. After presenting three important characteristics of paradigmatic moods, like anxiety or irritability, I discuss the main accounts that have been proposed in the literature, namely, dispositional accounts and accounts according to which moods are kinds of emotions, such as the generalized object accounts. I argue that these accounts are flawed and have to be replaced by the view that moods concern the likelihood of evaluative possibilities.



This event is free and open to the public, faculty, staff and students.