Explaining Emotions by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

By Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

The problem of explaining the feelings has engaged the eye of the easiest minds in philosophy and technological know-how all through heritage. a part of the fascination has been that the feelings face up to category. As sufficient account accordingly calls for receptivity to wisdom from quite a few assets. The thinker needs to tell himself of the suitable empirical research to reach at a definition, and the scientist can't come up with the money for to be naive in regards to the assumptions outfitted into his conceptual apparatus.The individuals to this quantity have approached the matter of characterizing and classifying feelings from the views of neurophysiology, psychology, and social psychology in addition to that of philosophical psychology. They speak about the problems that come up in classifying the feelings, assessing their appropriateness and rationality, and deciding on their functionality in motivating ethical motion.

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This creates fertile ground for denial by citizens. In the now famous US ―Torture Memos,‖ (or ―Bybee memos,‖ named for Assistant Attorney General, John Bybee), John Yoo and David Addington created new language for the government that distances meaning from act (Kemp, 2008; Mayer, 2006). Simply change the words and change legal definitions and the acts then sound permissible. And the denial is a bit more palatable. In the ―torture memos,‖ the very word torture was redefined. It was detached from its traditional meaning described in treaties, conventions, international law, and in the Webster‘s Dictionary.

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