Kant's Theory of Emotion: Emotional Universalism by Diane Williamson

By Diane Williamson

Williamson explains, defends, and applies Kant's idea of emotion. having a look essentially to the Anthropology and the Metaphysics of Morals, she situates Kant's thought of have an effect on inside his concept of feeling and makes a speciality of the significance of ethical emotions and the ethical review of our feelings. emotions, for Kant, are physiological occurrences (pains and/or pleasures) which are because of the cognitive school, together with notion and current adventure. Their underlying ideas has to be morally evaluated. She illustrates either the function that feelings play in constructing advantage and the position they could play in resulting in vice and evil. Kant's conception has a bonus over present cultural and learn traits since it neither means that we needs to blindly stick to our emotions nor that feelings are irrational forces that needs to be conquer. in its place, Kant's conception does the simplest activity of supporting us to appreciate and review our feelings.

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8 Studies have demonstrated that it is nearly impossible to suppress thoughts. Emotional repression and suppression—“repression” is typically taken to refer to the complete denial of a thought or feeling as opposed to mere avoidance—causes a “rebound effect,” which means that the thoughts and feelings actually become more frequent and intense. 9 K antian C riticisms of S toicism Kant is often taken to be a Stoic, but this is an unfair characterization. He does write that virtue is characterized by apathy, but that is because he associates pathos entirely with selfish and short-sighted drives, not with feelings in general.

All details about your personal feelings and attachments do not matter; everything is to be sacrificed to the higher ideal. The Stoics often pointed to the deleterious social consequences of anger, and they promised a therapy that would help people live without their irrational passions. 8 Studies have demonstrated that it is nearly impossible to suppress thoughts. Emotional repression and suppression—“repression” is typically taken to refer to the complete denial of a thought or feeling as opposed to mere avoidance—causes a “rebound effect,” which means that the thoughts and feelings actually become more frequent and intense.

Similarly, some Romantic elements can be Profiles of E motionalit y 23 found in all cultures, just as we see a beautiful myth illustrating the origin of romantic love in Plato’s Symposium. Historically, the term refers to a backlash response to the “age of reason” in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, championing art, emotion, and nature. ” Above all, Romanticism champions emotion, all emotion—emotions are good. Emotion is thought to be a more authentic connection with reality than reason and is therefore capable of yielding more powerful truths.

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