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By Zoltán Kövecses (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1461233127

ISBN-13: 9781461233121

ISBN-10: 1461279623

ISBN-13: 9781461279624

This bankruptcy in short describes the final ambitions of the ebook, introduces the main primary good points of the method that's hired to accomplish those targets, and offers an overview of the constitution of the ebook. A extra distinctive account of the pursuits and method is gifted in chapters 2 and three, respectively. What the publication is set the most target of this research is to aim to reply to the query: How do humans comprehend their feelings? As we will see within the subsequent bankruptcy, various students have attempted to supply solutions to this question. The curiosity within the method humans comprehend their feelings has led students to the problem of the character of emotion recommendations and emotional that means. because the suggestion of figuring out consists of or presupposes the notions of inspiration and that means, it used to be in simple terms ordinary for students with an curiosity within the approach humans comprehend their feelings to tum their consciousness to emo­ tion ideas and the which means linked to emotion phrases. So the wider factor has frequently turn into extra particular. for instance, Davitz in his The Language of Emotion formulated the primary query within the following manner: "What does an individual suggest whilst he says somebody is excited or indignant or sad?" (Davitz 1969: 1).

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Depending on our evaluation of certain situational cues we choose the appropriate label and attach it to the situation. On this account of emotion, emotion words do not have any cognitive content-they are mere labels that lack all the characteristics of emotion concepts that have been found important so far in this chapter. The studies of particular emotions in subsequent chapters will also indicate that the SchachterSinger position is not acceptable in its present form. To conceive of 40 3. The Theoretical and Methodological Background emotion names as mere labels is to ignore a large body of evidence that points to a contrary conclusion.

2. The intensity of the attraction goes beyond the limit point. 3. I am in a state of lack of control. Love's intensity is maximal. I feel that my love gives me extra energy. I view myself and the other as forming a unity. I experience the relationship as a state of perfect harmony. I see love as something that guarantees the stability of the relationship. I believe that love is a need. that this love is my true love. that the object of love is irreplaceable. that love lasts forever. Love is mutual.

Brown points out another weakness in Ryle's paradigm. It is that Ryle seems to think of feelings as merely momentary physical episodes in the body. What is wrong with this, Brown maintains, is that feelings can last a long time as well. In his own words: "We do speak offeelings, for example, of joy and despair, lasting and enduring for long periods of time" (p. 36). It should be noted that here again the argument is based on how we speak about feelings. A third weakness, according to Brown, is that not only does Ryle confine feelings to bodily sensations and to isolated moments in time but he appears to want to locate them in actual places in the body, whether it be within the body (like throbs, sinkings), on the body (like itches, prickings), or throughout the body (like glows, thrills).

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