chapter  14
10 Pages


Over the past three days we have heard about a dozen papers on the relations between affect and cognition, presenting to us much new experimental evidence and both old and new theories to explain the experimental facts. Fortunately, my assignment does not require me to comment on this whole panoply of ideas, but only upon the segment of it that has occupied today’s sessions. That is task enough, but, to perform it adequately, I must make some reference to what has gone before. I will start, therefore, with some general remarks, and then focus more closely on the three papers we have heard today.