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Re: [xmca] Polls are closed: Manfred Holodynsk's article is choice
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- Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:00:49 +0000
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- Thread-topic: [xmca] Polls are closed: Manfred Holodynsk's article is choice
Yes, I'm not clear how exactly Manfred is proposing that emotions regulate an activity system. I can see that they can regulate an activity in the everyday sense.
On Mar 21, 2013, at 2:45 PM, mike cole <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My reading is very similar to yours, Martin. I wonder though, in both your
> quotation from Manfred and elsewhere in the article about how consistently
> the word, activity, is used. In your quoted example, is activity the word
> of choice, or action? This question relates to Andy's earlier invocation of
> operation/action/ activity.
> On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Martin Packer wrote:
>> Perhaps it's helpful to add that emotions are classic System X processes,
>> especially at the start of ontogenesis. As Holodynski says, "emotions have
>> an activity regulating function." What he then offers, on my reading, is a
>> detailed account of how over the course of ontogenesis System C comes to
>> play a role in emotionality. Key to this at the start of ontogenesis is
>> that the dependence of an infant on adult caregivers means that the link
>> between need and satisfaction must pass through the adult. The adults'
>> interpretations of the infant's emotion signals thus mediate the outcome.
>> This provides the (social) condition for (individual) development.
>> At the other end of the ontogenetic trajectory - well, we had a discussion
>> recently about LSV's analysis of the way a cultural artifact -- a play. for
>> example - can educate the emotions.
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