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Motion, Emotion and may used to be first released in 1963, while it was once one of many first books to impress severe curiosity within the feelings and philosophy of human motion. virtually 40 years on, Anthony Kenny's account of motion and emotion continues to be crucial studying for an individual drawn to those topics.The first a part of the e-book takes an historic examine the sentiments within the paintings of Descartes, Locke and especially Hume. within the moment half, Kenny strikes directly to speak about a few of the experimental paintings at the feelings via twentieth Century psychologists like William James. Separate chapters hide emotions, reasons, wish and delight. This version encompasses a fresh preface via the writer.
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The first idea, that is presented to the mind, is that of the cause or productive principle. This excites the passion connected with it; and that passion, when excited, turns our view to another idea, which is that of self. ” A man, if offered the choice of £1000 or £1001 will choose the latter; so his desire for £1001 must be greater than his desire for £1000. ” The solution which Hume offers to this difficulty is as follows: “The mind can perceive, from its immediate feeling, that three guineas produce a greater passion than two; and this it transfers to larger numbers, because of resemblance; and by a general rule assigns to a thousand guineas a stronger passion than to nine hundred and ninety-nine”.
He tells us to “fancy some strong emotion and then try to abstract from our consciousness of it all the feelings of its bodily symptoms” and says that “most people say that their introspection verifies” his theory; but later he says that the task proposed is a “purely speculative one” of abstracting certain elements in an imagined state and describing what remains (Op. , 452). 28 OF THE EMOTIONS Cartesian private events, they wrongly concluded that there were no such things as feelings. Accepting the currently oversimplified view of the relation between a name and what it names, they thought that since a word like “fear” was not the name of an introspectible sensation, it must be the name of a publicly observable reaction.
Cit. II, 451, 455. It might be thought that by identifying emotion with the perception of bodily states, James was linking emotion noncontingently to its expression. But given James’s causal theory of perception, this is not so. “A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity. I do not say that it is a contradiction in the nature of things, or that pure spirits are necessarily condemned to cold intellectual lives” (Op. , 452). 2 27 THE EXPERIMENTAL EXAMINATION their expression is still a causal one even though the causal order usually suggested is reversed.
Action, Emotion and Will by Dr Anthony Kenny, Visit Amazon's Anthony Kenny Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Anthony Kenny,