• In Search for the Rationality of Moods
    In Laura Candiotto (ed.), The Value of Emotions for Knowledge, Springer Verlag. 2019.
    What it is about mood, as a specific type of affect, that makes it not easily amenable to standard models of rationality? It is commonly assumed that the cognitive rationality of an affective state is somehow depended upon how that state is related to what the state is about, its so called intentional object; but, given that moods do not seem to bear an intentional relation to an object, it is hard to see how they can be in the offing for rational assessment. In the first part of the paper I out…Read more
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    VI. Emotional Feelings and Intentionalism: Anthony Hatzimoysis
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 52 105-111. 2003.
    Emotions are Janus-faced: their focus may switch from how a person is feeling deep inside her, to the busy world of actions, words, or gestures whose perception currently affects her. The intimate relation between the ‘inside’ and the ‘outside’ seems to call for a redrawing of the traditional distinction of mental states between those that can look out to the world, and those that are, supposedly, irredeemably blind.
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    Passive fear
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 13 (4): 613-623. 2014.
    “Passive fear” denotes a certain type of response to a perceived threat; what is distinctive about the state of passive fear is that its behavioral outlook appears to qualify the emotional experience. I distinguish between two cases of passive fear: one is that of freezing in fear; the other is that of fear-involved tonic immobility. I reconstruct the explanatory strategy that is commonly employed in the field of emotion science, and argue that it leaves certain questions about the nature of pas…Read more
  • The Philosophy of Sartre
    Routledge. 2008.
    Playwright, novelist, political theorist, literary critic and philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre remains an iconic figure. This book examines his philosophical ideas and methods. It is an introductory guide for the student who wishes to understand Sartre's philosophical argumentation. It reconstructs in plain language key instances of Sartre's philosophical reasoning at work and shows how certain questions arise for Sartre and what philosophical tools he uses to address those questions. Each chapter …Read more
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    Philosophy and the Emotions (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2003.
    This major volume of original essays maps the place of emotion in human nature, through a discussion of the relation between consciousness and body; by analysing the importance of emotion for human agency by pointing to the ways in which practical rationality may be enhanced, as well as hindered, by emotions; and by exploring questions of value in making sense of emotions at a political, ethical and personal level. Leading researchers in the field reflect on the nature of human feelings, how and…Read more
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    Representationalism and the Intentionality of Moods
    Philosophia 45 (4): 1515-1526. 2017.
    It seems hard to comprehend how, during mood experience, the ‘inner’ meets the ‘outer’. The objective of this paper is to show that a currently popular attempt at providing a neat solution to that problem fails. The attempt comes under the heading of representationalism, according to which the phenomenal aspects of mood are exhausted by its representational content. I examine three accounts of intentionality developed within the representationalist camp, and I show that they incur phenomenologic…Read more
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    The case against unconscious emotions
    Analysis 67 (4): 292-299. 2007.
  • The Philosophy of Sartre
    Routledge. 2008.
    Playwright, novelist, political theorist, literary critic and philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre remains an iconic figure. This book examines his philosophical ideas and methods. It is an introductory guide for the student who wishes to understand Sartre's philosophical argumentation. It reconstructs in plain language key instances of Sartre's philosophical reasoning at work and shows how certain questions arise for Sartre and what philosophical tools he uses to address those questions. Each chapter …Read more
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  • Hume's Ethics and the Limits of Hellenistic Scepticism
    Skepsis: A Journal for Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Research 6. 1995.
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    Preface
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 52 105-111. 2003.
    Emotions are Janus-faced: their focus may switch from how a person is feeling deep inside her, to the busy world of actions, words, or gestures whose perception currently affects her. The intimate relation between the ‘inside’ and the ‘outside’ seems to call for a redrawing of the traditional distinction of mental states between those that can look out to the world, and those that are, supposedly, irredeemably blind.
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    Idealism and the Explanatory Turn: T.H.Green Revisited
    Bradley Studies 6 (2): 193-200. 2000.
    A familiar theme in the history of ideas is the appearance, in different periods, of identical claims with their theoretical titles reversed. I wish to examine an important instance of this phenomenon, and to analyse its implications for contemporary metaphysics.
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    The Philosopher and his Novel
    Philosophical Inquiry 25 (1-2): 171-177. 2003.
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    Morality and the natural grounds of sociability Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-3 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9612-7 Authors Anthony Hatzimoysis, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, University Campus, 157 71 Athens, Greece Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796
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    Review of Jennifer Radden, Moody Minds Distempered: Essays on Melancholy and Depression (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (7). 2009.
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    Ontology and Axiology
    Philosophy 72 (280). 1997.
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    Self-Knowledge (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2008.
    The essays featured in this collection seek to deepen our understanding of self-knowledge, to solve some of the genuine (and to resolve some of the spurious) ...
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    Sentimental value
    Philosophical Quarterly 53 (212). 2003.
    I analyse the concept of sentimental value, with a view to identifying its relations with the notions of intrinsic, final, extrinsic and instrumental value. The analysis explores issues arising in the understanding of an object as sentimentally valuable, and reveals a serious tension in the common sense extrinsic conception of sentimental value