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Both Bradley and biology

Chapter


Abstract


  • Rudd is right to observe that it is, "significant that the paper repeatedly mentions

    "basic" or "primitive" emotions" (Rudd: this volume). And he is sensitive enough

    to note that, "Hutto does recognize that the "basic" emotions are open to modification

    in particular cases (17), so he doesn't accept the full avocado pear model - his

    view suggests rather the image of a (genetically modified?) avocado whose core

    is itself somewhat malleable" (Rudd: thie volume). This too is right, only I see the

    avocado core as being modified culturally or through individual experience, not

    genetically, My view is that some of our interpersonal response patterns are re-tied

    through enculturation. We gain new, norm-governed habits of response when we

    take on a second nature, as it were. In this process, at least some of our patternes of

    emotional expression and reactions are transformed. It is important to stress that,

    when this happens, the result is transformative, not merely additive. Coming in

    line with others, through imitation, learning and education alters the manner of

    our emotional expression and response, and indeed its character, quite radically.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2006). Both Bradley and biology. In R. A. Menary (Eds.), Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto (pp. 81-105). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins Pub. Co.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/877

Book Title


  • Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto

Start Page


  • 81

End Page


  • 105

Abstract


  • Rudd is right to observe that it is, "significant that the paper repeatedly mentions

    "basic" or "primitive" emotions" (Rudd: this volume). And he is sensitive enough

    to note that, "Hutto does recognize that the "basic" emotions are open to modification

    in particular cases (17), so he doesn't accept the full avocado pear model - his

    view suggests rather the image of a (genetically modified?) avocado whose core

    is itself somewhat malleable" (Rudd: thie volume). This too is right, only I see the

    avocado core as being modified culturally or through individual experience, not

    genetically, My view is that some of our interpersonal response patterns are re-tied

    through enculturation. We gain new, norm-governed habits of response when we

    take on a second nature, as it were. In this process, at least some of our patternes of

    emotional expression and reactions are transformed. It is important to stress that,

    when this happens, the result is transformative, not merely additive. Coming in

    line with others, through imitation, learning and education alters the manner of

    our emotional expression and response, and indeed its character, quite radically.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2006). Both Bradley and biology. In R. A. Menary (Eds.), Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto (pp. 81-105). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins Pub. Co.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/877

Book Title


  • Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto

Start Page


  • 81

End Page


  • 105