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Single Idea 3363

[catalogued under 16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 3. Limits of Introspection]

Full Idea

It is not always easy for us to determine what emotion (or even physical sensations) we are experiencing.

Gist of Idea

We often can't decide what emotion, or even sensation, we are experiencing


Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p. 18)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.18

A Reaction

Confused sensations are, I would have thought, rare. Emotions, I think, are only confused when they are weak, and then a lot of the confusion is merely verbal. Our body and intuitions understand the feeling well enough, but we lack the vocabulary.