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Re: [xmca] Generalization Is Not Abstraction Again

David, huh? 

A central aspect of that early paper - an interpretive study of moral conflicts - was Joseph de Rivera's proposal that an emotion is an interpersonal movement. (Social, not individual.) That there is a systematic structure to the emotions, captured in the diagrams with dimensions of intimacy, status, and openness. (Not anarchic.) That, following Hume, reason will always be a slave to the passions, but in the sense that there is a rationality to emotion - emotion is a way of being engaged and involved in the world. (Emotion is an important but neglected way of understanding a situation prior to reasoning, not biological or irrational.)


On Jul 5, 2010, at 4:14 PM, David Kellogg wrote:

> Of the many many things I object to in Heidegger (and in Martin's early paper) the thing that shocks me most and would have shocked Vygotsky most is the notion that emotion is an anarchic, individual, purely biological and irrational force. That is emotion in Piaget, but it is not at all emotion in Vygotsky.

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