Christoph Jaeger, Anne Bartsch

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This paper explores the phenomenon of meta-emotions. Meta-emotions are emotions people have about their own emotions. We analyze the intentional structure of meta-emotions and show how psychological findings support our account. Acknowledgement of meta-emotions can elucidate a number of important issues in the philosophy of mind and, more specifically, the philosophy and psychology of emotions. Among them are (allegedly) ambivalent or paradoxical emotions, emotional communication, emotional self-regulation, privileged access failure for repressed emotions, and survivor guilt.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-204
Number of pages26
JournalGrazer Philosophische Studien
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


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