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dc.contributor.authorDuncan Kerr, Alison
dc.identifier.citationDuncan Kerr , A 2021 , ' On the rationality of emotion regulation ' , Philosophical Psychology , vol. 34 , no. 4 , pp. 453-473 .
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dc.description.abstractMuch of the recent work in psychology (and affective science) has shown that humans regulate their emotions nearly constantly, sometimes well and sometimes poorly. I argue that properly regulating one’s emotions displays emotional rationality, and failing to do so displays emotional irrationality. If an agent feels an emotion that is obviously problematic for the agent to feel and she is aware that it is problematic, then the agent ought to regulate her emotions in future similar situations. To capture this aspect of emotional rationality, I introduce the concept of imprudence, which is meant to capture a familiar way that we assess each other’s emotions, despite the fact that it has yet to be a factor in the literature on emotions in philosophy, psychology, or affective science.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectEmotion rationalityen
dc.subjectEmotion assessmenten
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.titleOn the rationality of emotion regulationen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Philosophyen
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