Emotion

This article is part of a series on Philosophy of Emotion. See also:
1. Guilt; 2. Love; 3. Emotion

This is a philosophical and psychological study of emotion. Where did it come from? How does it change humankind? What, finally, are the ultimate ramifications of these changes?

Emotion originated in a biological need to overrule logical judgments. This capacity to transcend logic, now, plays a central role in establishing perceived human free will. Growing from this emotional freedom, finally, we’ll encounter flavor, purpose, and life itself. Let’s begin. Continue reading

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Love

This article is part of a series on the Philosophy of Emotion. See also:
1. Guilt; 2. Love; 3. Emotion

There seem to be two primary, perhaps opposing, forces which create attraction. Excitement: the fluttering glory of someone dazzling, elitely perfect, and, most of all, utterly inaccessible. Companionship: the warmth and recognition of deep, mutually shared understanding and sympathy. Which of these is a stronger force? Which is more meaningful? Can one get in the way of the other? Most importantly: how can an understanding of these forces lead us to love?

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