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pity, fear and the like, with their opposites.” Emotion is indeed a heterogeneous category that encompasses a wide variety of important psychological phenomena.
For Aristotle, having the right amount of the right emotion in the right circumstances is the key to virtuous behaviour. 1224–74) distinguished between “higher” and “lower” emotions, the former exemplified by faith and love, the latter by anger and envy.
Thus, the feminist movement took a major step forward when women realized that they had a right to be angry and much to be angry about.
It may be, as Aristotle noted, that emotions are accompanied by pleasure or pain (often both), but they are too complex and often too subtle to be classified on that basis alone.
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In order to carry out correct behaviour—that is to say, correct in relation to the survival of the individual—humans have developed innate drives, desires, and emotions and the ability to remember and learn.
As Aristotle and the medieval moralists understood quite well, emotions are essential to a healthy human existence, and it is for that reason that their malfunction is so serious.
The proper development and functioning of emotions allow people to live well and to be happy.
Some emotions are very specific, insofar as they concern a particular person, object, or situation.
Others, such as distress, joy, or depression, are very general.
Love, respect, and compassion, for example, are the essential emotional ingredients of interpersonal relations and concerns.
Emotions motivate moral (as well as immoral) behaviour, and they play an essential role in creativity and in scientific curiosity.
For many people, emotions are stimulated and provoked by beauty in the arts and nature, and there is no aesthetic sensibility without emotion.