I have come to think that for Eliot "feeling" was sensation and
emotion was the psychological experience--like love or hope. It fits
his long discussions.
On 2 Sep 2003, at 9:59, Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Tom Gray wrote:
> > This may not be entirely germane but modern brain
> > theory links congnition and feelings (or emotion)
> > extremely closely. Feelings are the basis of cognition
> > and action in the world. There link to Eliot in this.
> > [clip] and Antono Damassio(Descarte’s
> > Error).
> This is essentially correct, but for Damasio "feelings (or emotion)"
> would be distorting, since he sharply separates the two. For him (as for
> William James a century ago) _emotion_ is a bodily state, a _feeling_ is
> the perception of that bodily state. That is a central part of his book
> _Descartes' Error_. All of Damasio's books are (I think) of
> extraordinary interest.
> The point behind his title is that the modern separation between "brain"
> and "body" is as falsely dualistic as was Descartes' separation of of
> "mind" and "body."
> (Note: This is too crude a summary of a carefully written and detailed
> book by a fine neuroscientist. I'm currently reading his book on
> Spinoza, which is quite fascinating.)