Appreciation and emotion: theoretical reflections on the MacArthur Treatment Competence Study.

@article{Charland1998AppreciationAE,
  title={Appreciation and emotion: theoretical reflections on the MacArthur Treatment Competence Study.},
  author={Louis C. Charland},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={359-76}
}
When emotions are mentioned in the literature on mental competence, it is generally because they are thought to influence competence negatively; that is, they are thought to impede or compromise the cognitive capacities that are taken to underlie competence. The purpose of the present discussion is to explore the possibility that emotions might play a more positive role in the determination of competence. Using the MacArthur Treatment Competence Study as an example, it is argued that… CONTINUE READING

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