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Em direção à compreensão das emoções na pandemia: a solidão e seu significado epistêmico

Em direção à compreensão das emoções na pandemia: a solidão e seu significado epistêmico

Flavio Williges, “Em direção à compreensão das emoções na pandemia: a solidão e seu significado epistêmico,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 77, no. 2–3 (2021): 917–36,

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  • Em direção à compreensão das emoções na pandemia: a solidão e seu significado epistêmico

    Type Journal Article
    Author Flavio Williges
    Rights © 2021 by Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    Volume 77
    Issue 2-3
    Pages 917-936
    Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    ISSN 0870-5283
    Date 2021
    Extra Towards an Understanding of Emotions in the Pandemic: Loneliness and its Epistemic Meaning
    DOI 10.17990/RPF/2021_77_2_0917
    Language Portuguese
    Abstract Emotions elicited by the threat of the coronavirus and social distancing measures are usually characterized in a negative way in the literature about the pandemic. This paper argues that this is not true for all emotions. Based on philosophical and empirical studies of loneliness, I contend that transient feelings of loneliness felt during the pandemic contribute to epistemically recognize what is significant or important to us in terms of social connection and fulfillment. Part of my argument depends on conceiving loneliness not only as an episodic “inner” emotion but rather as a pervasive emotion that involves psychic and bodily feelings, especially those related to how we apprehend the spatiality of the world. Finally, I also claim that the structure and content of loneliness help to explain why the pandemic should be seen as an epistemic transformative experience.
    Date Added 9/10/2021, 5:12:29 PM
    Modified 9/13/2021, 7:27:46 PM


    • Covid-19, emotions, loneliness, SARS-CoV-2, transformative experience.


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