Emozioni e deliberazione razionale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Emotions and rational deliberation

Maria Grazia Rossi

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In this article I make some considerations about the nature of cognitive processes underlying the public deliberation. By making use of philosophical and psychological research in the field of cognitive science, I discuss the specific role of emotional processes. The topic of the public deliberations may be investigated in connection with a more general problem, that is, the relationship between emotions and rationality. In §1 I shortly discuss the rationalist models and I explain why these models assign a negative role to emotions towards human deliberation. In §2 I examine Marcus' theory of affective intelligence in order to acknowledge to the emotions a positive role in rationality. I conclude by arguing that such positive role can safeguard more areas of public deliberation in human society.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Emotions and rational deliberation
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)161-170
Number of pages10
JournalSistemi Intelligenti
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Deliberazione pubblica
  • Emotions
  • Emozioni
  • Political Psychology
  • Psicologia politica
  • Public Deliberation
  • Rationality
  • Razionalità


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