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Emotions and Christ-Shaped Philosophy

by Clifford Williams

Clifford Williams' contribution to the "Christ-Shaped Philosophy" project proposes that the components of Christ-shaped philosophy are somewhat like the components of a child-parent relationship. What must be true of emotions in order for this proposal to be convincing?

The conception of emotions he attempts to employ is robust. A thin conception of emotions would conceive them simply as high-pitched passion, as unstable, coming and going independently of our wills, as disruptive to our true aims in life, and cheap.

With a robust conception of emotion, large parts of the inner terrain can be explained in terms of emotions, including the key components of Christ-shaped philosophy.

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