The Expression of Emotion collects cutting-edge essays on emotional expression written by leading philosophers, psychologists, and legal theorists. It highlights areas of interdisciplinary research interest, including facial expression, expressive action, and the role of both normativity and context in emotion perception. Whilst philosophical discussion of emotional expression has addressed the nature of expression and its relation to action theory, psychological work on the topic has focused on the specific mechanisms underpinning different facial expressions and their recognition. Further, work in both legal and political theory has had much to say about the normative role of emotional expressions, but would benefit from greater engagement with both psychological and philosophical research. In combining philosophical, psychological, and legal work on emotional expression, the present volume brings these distinct approaches into a productive conversation.
About the Author:
Joel Smith is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. His main research interests are the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of psychology, and phenomenology, especially self-consciousness and the perception of others. He was the Principal Investigator of the AHRC Knowledge of Emotion project (2012-15), and is the author of Experiencing Phenomenology (2016).