I'm still, after a couple of decades, trying to sort out E.'s use of
feeling/emotion in "Tradition And The Indiviual Talent." I don't
think the lack of transparency can be put down only to my being dense.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 3:17 PM
Subject: Affect, feeling, emotion
> Carrol Cox wrote:
> > Emotion and thought are too inextricably interlinked to make it
> > worthwhile puffing away at drawing distinctions.
> Not to go after you Carrol but I decided it was time for me to determine
> what the distinction was between Eliot's use of the words "emotions" and
> "feelings". I know I need much more than Wikipedia but that can be such
> a productive place to start I went there to look up "emotions". And I
> found this as a startiong point:
> Robert Masters makes the following distinctions between affect,
> feeling and emotion: "As I define them, affect is an innately
> structured, non-cognitive evaluative sensation that may or may not
> register in consciousness; feeling is affect made conscious,
> possessing an evaluative capacity that is not only physiologically
> based, but that is often also psychologically (and sometimes
> relationally) oriented; and emotion is psychosocially constructed,
> dramatized feeling."
> 1^ Masters, Robert (2000), Compassionate Wrath: Transpersonal
> Approaches to Anger
> Rick Parker
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