Re: CCAT: EMOTIONSdwig@markv.com
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Subject: Re: CCAT: EMOTIONS
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Date: Mon, 28 Nov 94 9:28:06 PST
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Pat Hayes writes:
> BUt how can they not be? If someone can be more or less angry, and more or
> less afraid, etc., then there is a linear vector space being defined right
> there. Maybe only a subset of it is biologically possible, and maybe
> behavior is best predicted by some complicated kind of surface or subspace
> in this vector space, but what other kind of description COULD be given of
> emotional state, if we decide to set out by listing the emotions? What
> other ways to proceed are there?
You might start with the psychological literature, to see if there are any
generally accepted models of emotional states or complexes. One that occurs
to me is Kubler-Ross' model of the progression of emotions following a
severe loss (something like denial-> anger-> depression-> bargaining->
acceptance, if my memory serves).
> <You know, email needs a new punctuation mark. I need to be able to
> distinguish a rhetorical question from a sincere, genuine question. That
> was a genuine question, not a rhetorical denial.>
How about ";?" The semicolon is used in smileys as a wink.
Don Dwiggins "Solvitur Ambulando"
Mark V Systems, Inc.