AHRC work­shop Emo­tion and Expres­sion (Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­ches­ter, Sep­tem­ber 13, part of the project Knowl­edge of emo­tion): I will take the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op an idea which was present already in my Explain­ing Action by Emo­tion: “The most sophis­ti­cat­ed way of sym­bol­i­cal­ly express­ing an emotion’s rep­re­sen­ta­tion­al con­tent is achieved in art”.  Sym­bol­ic pun­ish­ment (C. Ben­nett) may be anoth­er area of appli­ca­tion, though.

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