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The phenomenology of joy: A case study in emotional intentionality

Libro: Phenomenology and the perspectives on the heart
Lugar de Edición: Cham
Editorial: Ed. Springer
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Página Inicial - Final: 213 - 227
ISBN: 978-3-030-91927-6
Resumen: The aim of this contribution is to offer an exposition of Husserl¿s various analyses of joy, its intentionality, its rationality as well as its ethical and intersubjective character. The general framework of it is a fourfold distinction made by Husserl. I am referring to (1) feelings or sensible sensations (Empfindungsgefühlen) of joy; (2) what is usually characterized as liking (Gefallen), (3) joy as an affective reaction (Gefühlserregung, Gefühlsreaktion), and (4) joy as mood. I will focus, above all on (2), (3) and (4), although I will also allude to (1). Then, I will refer to the object of joy, in order to, later, allude to the interesting and difficult question of its appropriateness or legitimacy. Thirdly, and within the framework of the relations between joy and its object, I will point out to what could be called the ¿laws of joy.¿ Finally, I will briefly refer to a question that opens a series of ethical considerations, namely the relationship between joy and alterity.