This chapter summarizes the main arguments of the book and sketches out further implications—historical, methodological, and philosophical. First, it highlights the fact that the mainstream account of emotions implies a model of self as a cognitive and practical agent. Second, it shows how the mainstream account invokes the idea of the human being as a universal category, alongside a vision of the cosmos as a coherent, intelligible realm. Finally, it argues that cognitive paradigm represented by the mainstream account offers an alternative to the dualistic categories that pervade modern thinking (subjective/objective; theory/practice; feeling/thinking).
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