Epistemic Emotions: The Case of Wonder


  • Laura Candiotto Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná




wonder, epistemic emotion, aporia, inquiry, suffering.


In this paper I discuss the reasons for which we may consider wonder an epistemic emotion. I defend the thesis for which a specific type of wonder is aporia-based and that since it is aporia-based, this wonder is epistemic. The epistemic wonder is thus an interrogating wonder which plays the epistemic function of motivation to questioning in processes of inquiry. I first introduce the contemporary debate on epistemic emotions, and then I analyze the characteristics that make of wonder an epistemic emotion, from a data-based, phenomenological, and conceptual perspective.


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Biografia do Autor

Laura Candiotto, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná

Doutor em Filosofia pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC;

Professor do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Filosofia Mestrado e Doutorado da PUCPR;

Professor do Departamento de Filosofia da FAE Centro Universitário.


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Candiotto, L. (2019). Epistemic Emotions: The Case of Wonder. Revista De Filosofia Aurora, 31(54). https://doi.org/10.7213/1980-5934.31.054.DS11