Ways of Knowing: Emotion. Theory of Knowledge Year One. At the core. Motivation Emotion Moveo, Moti, Motum Movere (Latin) = to move, arouse, affect, influence. Emotions shape the landscape our our mental and social lives.
Ways of Knowing:Emotion Theory of Knowledge Year One
At the core Motivation Emotion Moveo, Moti, Motum Movere (Latin) = to move, arouse, affect, influence
Emotions shape the landscape our our mental and social lives. Martha Nussbaum, author of Upheavals of Thought: the intelligence of emotion
The Scope and Range of Emotion(s)
What Causes It? External Triggers
Differences: A Question of Culture • Tahitians, Germans & You • Priorities • Evoked… or not • The non-verbals So what’s the deal? Who decides what “works” and what doesn’t?
Knowing Our Emotions • How are you feeling right now, at this moment? How do you know? • Why do you think you’re feeling this way? • Share it… (but try to guess what your partner is feeling BEFORE he/she says it. • To what extent do you think knowing your own feelings depends on knowing the feelings of others and others depend on knowing yours?
Emotional Intelligence • 45,900,000 • Howard Gardner
Knowing through Perception Senses Gather: but can they be wrong?
Knowing Emotion • Through Language • External Clues • Invisible Emotion
How do you fix not knowing? Dr. Paul Ekman Anger Amusement Disgust Contempt Fear Embarrassment Happiness Excitement Sadness Guilt Surprise Pride Relief Sensory Pleasure Pain
Knowing Emotion • Through Reason • Relationship • Application
Emotion & Reason Oppositionor Balance ?
Recent Research (classical—Phineas Gage) Our Decision Making Capabilities Its Complementary
What about the converse? The belief that emotion can guide reason
Emotion & Belief Justify your beliefs… Can you? What do you use? rational argument (define rational) self-evident
Emotional Education • What shapes us? • What is acceptable? • The “right” attitudes and actions *we’ll talk about “right” in the Ethics section • What are we trying to educate?
For Example Apathy Sympathy Empathy
Where is Emotion Important Which subject upholds emotion as the most important way of knowing? Where do you know other things by knowing your own emotions and the emotions of others?
Emotion & our AoK • The Arts • Natural [hard] Science • Human [soft] Science • History • Mathematics • Ethics