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Single Idea 3412

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

Full Idea

How do we know that we are angry rather than embarrassed?

Gist of Idea

How do we distinguish our anger from embarrassment?


Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p.159)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.159

A Reaction

A very nice question, because the only answer I (or anyone?) can think of is that they are distinguished by their content. Event A is annoying, while event B is embarrassing. Either of those feelings is almost inconceivable without its content.