Gefühle, Werte und das ausgedehnte Selbst

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This essay argues (1) for the concept of the self as extended into the environment by using the theories of (a) the externality of meaning, (b) conceptual experience, (c) the extended mind, (d) the ecological brain, and (e) bodily perception in order to (2) reject Cartesian body-mind dualism, and in order to (3) establish a phenomenological theory of the perception of values by means of affectivity.It culminates (4) in nine philosophical and six theological theses: Our ability to perceive values is fallible and dependent on the narrative meshwork of stories that form our personal becoming.Human becoming in the meshwork of the Gospel enables an perception of values in resonance with reality, since it occurs in the triune, narrative becoming of God.

Translated title of the contributionEmotions, values and the extended self
Original languageGerman
JournalKerygma und Dogma
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)115–131
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 13.06.2017