MF feelings, nothing more than...

From: Hugo Masse (
Date: Thu Feb 10 2005 - 19:41:51 GMT

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    Hello everybody,

    I am in the process of revising the Copleston
    annotations, but I would like to start by saying that
    the feeling Pirsig refers to is unlikely to be the one
    referred to in the song I allude in the subject of
    this email (Feelings).

    I am not well versed in neuroscience or philosophy of
    mind, but I reckon there is a difference between a
    feeling which probably corresponds more to social
    patterns (e.g. feeling hurt if a colleague fails to
    say hello on a given morning), and an emotion which is
    primal (e.g. fear or panic in the occurance of an

    Taking the risk of sounding corny, I ask: Is love
    biological or social or a dialectic, dynamic
    combination of both, which is why it sometimes pulls
    the rug from under our feet?


    Hugo Masse

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