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The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy

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[New Entry by Bongrae Seok on December 6, 2021.] In many schools of Western philosophy and psychology, emotions are understood as inner subjective feelings that are sharply contrasted with the intellectual faculties of the mind. In Chinese philosophy, however, emotions are not fully explained by inner subjective feelings or inexplicable passions. Rather, they are understood as interactive, responsive, and holistic affectivity that plays broad psychological, cognitive, and moral roles in one's understanding of the world (its objective reality, nature of things, and their situations and...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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