Mental Pictures, Imagination and Emotions

  title={Mental Pictures, Imagination and Emotions},
  author={Maria Magoula Adamos},
  • Maria Magoula Adamos
  • Published 2012
According to cognitivism, emotions are not simply feelings or perceptions of physiological sensations. On the contrary, emotions, like other mental states, such as beliefs, mental pictures, desires, intentions etc., have a common characteristic: they are directed toward something or someone; they have, in other words, intentional objects. 2 The intentional object of the emotion enables us to identify the emotion as the kind of emotion it is and distinguish it from other emotions and mental… CONTINUE READING