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Aristotle’s Functional Theory of the Emotions

(Original title: Aristotle’s Functional Theory of the Emotions)
Organon F, 2009, vol. 16, No 1, pp. 5-37.
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Placing Aristotle’s ethical works in dialogue with the work of G.E.M. Anscombe, this paper outlines a functional definition of emotions that describes a meta-theory for social-scientific research. Emotions are defined as what makes the thought and action of rational and political animals ethical.

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