Looking into meta-emotions

Synthese 192 (3):787-811 (2015)
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There are many psychic mechanisms by which people engage with their selves. We argue that an important yet hitherto neglected one is self-appraisal via meta-emotions. We discuss the intentional structure of meta-emotions and explore the phenomenology of a variety of examples. We then present a pilot study providing preliminary evidence that some facial displays may indicate the presence of meta-emotions. We conclude by arguing that meta-emotions have an important role to play in higher-order theories of psychic harmony.
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The Emotions.Frijda, Nico H.

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Metaemotional Intentionality.Howard, Scott Alexander

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