Posted by Jonathan Pearce on Friday, March 30, 2012,
In reading Steven Pinker’s How the Mind Works, which has
been a slow burner (both in terms of time taken to read it and time taken to
get into the really interesting stuff), I have just started to read about the
importance and ontology of emotions. I came to a realisation, explicitly, that
emotions are fundamental to our lives. Fundamental by way of giving us the
reasons and desire to do all that we do. In fact, without emotion, we wouldn’t
get anything done, and would undoubtedly not exi...