Christina Dietz

My primary research focus is on the philosophy of emotions. I work on a range of foundational questions concerning the emotions at the interface of epistemology, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. 

Reasons and factive emotions
Philosophical Studies 1-11. 2017.

In this paper, I present and explore some ideas about how factive emotional states and factive perceptual states each relate to knowledge and reasons. This discussion will shed light on the so-called ‘perceptual model’ of the emotions.

Are all reasons causes?
Philosophical Studies 173 (5): 1179-1190. 2016.

In this paper, I revisit the Davidsonian thesis that all reasons are causes. Drawing on a better taxonomy of reasons than the one Davidson provides, I argue that this thesis is either indefensible or uninteresting.