In Emotions and Reasons, Patricia Greenspan offers an evaluative theory of emotion that assigns emotion a role of its own in the justification of action. She analyzes emotions as states of object-directed affect with evaluative propositional content possibly falling short of belief and held in mind by generalized comfort or discomfort.
Patricia S. Greenspan writes on topics in philosophical psychology and ethics.
"A valuable contribution that opens up new questions and provides interesting insights into old issues." -- Choice
"Greenspan's book makes an interesting contribution to our understanding of emotional justification, and rightly creates a place in the philosophy of action and ethics for emotion as an object of study." -- Times Literary Supplement