Emotion

Emotion
   The Absence of Emotion and Feeling May Damage Our Human Rationality
   . . propose that reason may not be as pure as most of us think it is or wish it were, that emotions and feelings may not be intruders in the bastion of reason at all: they may be enmeshed in its networks, for worse and for better.
   The strategies of human reason probably did not develop, in either evolution or any single individual, without the guiding force of the mechanisms of biological regulation, of which emotion and feeling are notable expressions. Moreover, even after reasoning strategies become established in the formative years, their effective deployment probably depends, to a considerable extent, on a continued ability to experience feelings.
   This is not to deny that emotions and feelings can cause havoc in the processes of reasoning under certain circumstances. Traditional wisdom has told us that they can, and recent investigations of the normal reasoning process also reveal the potentially harmful influence of emotional biases. It is thus even more surprising and novel that the absence of emotion and feeling is no less damaging, no less capable of compromising the rationality that makes us distinctly human and allows us to decide in consonance with a sense of personal future, social convention, and moral principle. (Damasio, 1994, p. xii)

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  • Emotion — Emotion …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • ÉMOTION — On peut définir l’émotion comme un trouble de l’adaptation des conduites. En délimitant une catégorie précise de faits psychologiques, cette définition exclut des acceptions trop vagues du mot «émotion», comme dans l’expression une «émotion… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Emotion — Émotion Psychologie Approches et courants Psychodynamique • Humanisme • …   Wikipédia en Français

  • émotion — ÉMOTION. subs. fém. Altération, trouble, mouvement excité dans les humeurs, dans les esprits, dans l âme. J ai peur d avoir la fièvre, j ai senti quelque émotion. Il n a plus la fièvre, mais je lui trouve encore quelque émotion, de l émotion. Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Emotion — E*mo tion, n. [L. emovere, emotum, to remove, shake, stir up; e out + movere to move: cf. F. [ e]motion. See {Move}, and cf. {Emmove}.] A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emotion — Sf Gefühl erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. émotion, einer Ableitung von frz. émouvoir bewegen, erregen (unter formaler Anlehnung an frz. motion Bewegung ), dieses aus l. ēmovēre herausbewegen, emporwühlen , zu l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • emotion — UK US /ɪˈməʊʃən/ noun [C or U] MARKETING ► the feelings that someone has about a product or service that can influence their decision whether to buy it or not: »Detroit automakers used color to elicit emotion to sell cars. »Advertising… …   Financial and business terms

  • Emotion — нем. [эмоцио/н], англ. [имо/ушн] émotion фр. [эмосьо/н] emozione ит. [эмоцио/нэ/] эмоция, волнение, возбуждение …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • émotion — Emotion нем. [эмоцио/н], англ. [имо/ушн] émotion фр. [эмосьо/н] emozione ит. [эмоцио/нэ/] эмоция, волнение, возбуждение …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • emotion — 1570s, a (social) moving, stirring, agitation, from M.Fr. émotion (16c.), from O.Fr. emouvoir stir up (12c.), from L. emovere move out, remove, agitate, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + movere to move (see MOVE (Cf. move)). Sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • Emotion — »Gefühl, Gemütsbewegung, seelische Erregung«: Das Fremdwort ist aus gleichbed. frz. émotion entlehnt. Das frz. Wort gehört zu émouvoir »bewegen, erregen«, das auf lat. emovere »herausbewegen, emporwühlen« (zu movere »bewegen«, vgl. ↑ Lokomotive)… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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