--On Friday, September 26, 2003 11:23 PM -0500 Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]>
> *And see Antonio Damasio's _Descartes' Error_: Thought is impossible
> without an intertwining of emotion. The brain is 'built' so as the two
> are separable but neither occurs without the other. "Emotionless life"
> is a dull oxymoron.
It sure got you excited, Carrol. And remember, TSE back to his
dissertation asserted that thought and feeling could not be separated and
would assent to Bradley's dictum that to understand ultimate problems we
must "betake ourselves to feeling." But when Eliot says it, he is not
generalizing out of chit-chat or speaking journalism or mere literary
criticism but out of a highly developed philosophy. "Emotionless life" may
be dull, but it is your expression.