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18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 3. Emotions

[pure feeling, and its role in mind function]

20 ideas
Stoics classify passions according to the opinion of good and bad which they imply. [Taylor,C on Zeno of Citium]
Some say emotion is a sort of reason, and others say virtue concerns emotion [Plutarch]
For Descartes passions are God-given preservers of the mind-body union [Taylor,C on Descartes]
Apart from pleasure and pain, the only emotions are appetite and aversion [Hobbes]
Stoics want to suppress emotions, but Spinoza overcomes them with higher emotions [Stewart,M on Spinoza]
Minds are subject to passions if they have inadequate ideas [Spinoza]
The three primary emotions are pleasure, pain and desire [Spinoza]
An emotion comes more under our control in proportion to how well it is known to us [Spinoza]
An emotion is only bad if it hinders us from thinking [Spinoza]
Every feeling is the perception of a truth [Leibniz]
Passions reside in confused perceptions [Leibniz]
Moods are more fundamentally revealing than theories - as when fear reveals a threat [Polt on Heidegger]
Emotions have both intentionality and qualia [Kim]
Are there a few primary passions (say, joy, sadness and desire)? [Cottingham]
Emotions are usually very apt, rather than being non-rational and fickle [Flanagan]
An emotion is a motive which is also a feeling [Scruton]
The feeling accompanying curiosity is neither pleasant nor painful [Zagzebski]
Babies show highly emotional brain events, but may well be unaware of them [Carter,R]
The only way we can control our emotions is by manipulating the outside world that influences them [Carter,R]
Emotions have intentional objects, while a mood is objectless [Svendsen]