evolutionary significance of emotions !!

kim kedwards03 at snet.net
Sat Feb 19 10:31:59 EST 2000


ashwin kelkar wrote:

> If we cannot define what we feel
> then they cannot be called emotions 

Ability to label does not equal the ability to control.  We can label
the process of secreting insulin... this doesn't mean we can control it
through will power.

> but will have to be called instincts
> which ar like the *axioms* we begin our life with. Thank you

This is a pretty good definition of emotions, really.




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