Dr Maciej Wojciechowski
University of Gdańsk
English abstract: Traditional philosophical tension between a reason and emotions has been a subject of increasing objections. As a result emotions are defended by pointing their connections with beliefs, value judgments to name just a few strategies. This paper also takes up an attempt of this sort showing that traditional definition of emotions with features of the process of application of law makes a threat from the emotions for the impartiality of a judge much less warranted than it might seem. What is more, an attempt is taken up to argue that feeling can be a chance for impartiality conceived as argumentative openness.
Keywords: reason, emotions, impartiality, judicial decision
Published: Number 2(7)/2013, pp. 71-77
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