The Human person, Love and Emotions

The human behavior is defined by various mental states which occur within certain contexts. Such mental states include desires intentions and motives. Philosophical psychology looks in to the mental states which depict the human behavior. It highlights on the various attitudes in relation to mental states. Phenomenon nature can be understood by considering philosophical psychology. Other factors which can be established include beliefs and actions which are irrational. Rationality nature consists of various concepts of which one has to be familiar with. Paradoxes are issues which have to be resolved in a logical way. Philosophical arguments need to be sound and valid.

There are various organisms in this world. Man is one of the organisms with outstanding characters. Man has a variety of aspects expressing his nature like any other organism. There are special problems which rise from the various aspects. The problems which arise take different magnitude. Some of the problems are perplexing, deep while others are simple. The ways in which these problems are handled define the human person. Man is not made up of parts which can be separated. Machine is comprised of various parts which can be taken apart. This is not the case in the human person.

Psychologists have found it hard in synthesizing the variety aspects in man. The complexity arises with the methodological procedure to be followed in synthesizing man. The aspects in man are either psychical or physical.  The body takes up the physical aspects while the mind comprises the psychical aspects.  The mind-body problem arises from the combination of these groups. Man is made up of soul and body.  The relationship of body and soul makes up the Soul-body problem.  Ego is the terminology used to refer to all what is found in man. This includes soul and body mind and body (Braine David, 1993). The Ego-problem arises from the various types of problems body-soul and body-mind problems. There are various types of Ego historical, metaphysical and empirical Ego. Historical Ego is based on life experiences which range from past experience to present experiences. These are accommodated in the mind. On the other hand, empirical Ego refers to internal experience. This kind of Ego is witnessed during performance of certain action.

There are various parameters which are associated with emotion. These include disposition, mood, personality and temperament. There are various categorizations which try to explain what emotion is. There are occasions when emotions from basic to a complex emotion. There are also cognitive and non cognitive ones. Emotion can be categorized depending on the duration under which they occur (Willis Jim, 2003). There are some which are short lived while others are long lived. Emotions also can be categorized according to the origin. There are emotions which occur due to instinct. Cognitive emotions involve the personal behavior. The results which occur due to emotion give more light to the aspect of emotion. There are the behaviors which occur as a result of emotion and expressions. There are emotions which occur after emotions. The emotional state of an individual defines the behavior acquired by the individual. Some of the behaviors due to emotions include fleeing and crying. Behavior is directly essential to emotion if only it corresponds to the emotional state. Otherwise it is not essential. Thinking can be captured to avoid emotional reaction.  A feeling can be controlled before the results are achieved. There are various theories which try to explain emotion. Such theories include James-Lange theory. This theory relates emotion to experience caused by changes that occur in the body. There are other theories which relate the origin of emotions. The Functionalist theory focuses on a specific function as the cause of emotion. There are various categories of emotion complex and basic emotions. Complex emotions can acquired from basic emotions. There are times when basic emotions magnify to form complex emotions. Some of the factors which contribute to complex emotions include association and cultural conditioning.  Basic emotions can also take role in forming complex emotions. Human emotional experience can be formed after blending of the primary emotions. Contempt which is a human emotional experience can be formed after blending hatred and interpersonal anger.  Emotions are also related. There are models which have been devised to show this relation. Emotions have similarities as well as intensity. Meta-emotions also do exist. There are emotions which last for a long time while others last for a short period of time which may be inform of seconds. There is also emotional disposition as well as emotional episodes. Dispositions lead to emotional experience.

Love can be perceived in terms of emotions. The emotions in this case are directed towards attachment. Love can be taken to mean a variety of attitudes and feelings. It may involve attraction to something or pleasure (Bernstein Jeanne W., 2006) .The pleasure is directed toward material things such as food. There are various meanings and uses of the terminology love. It is hard sometimes to get the correct definition of the term love. This is because of the feelings which are normally complex in nature. Some other emotional states can easily be defined as opposed to love. Love can be taken as a deep feeling for somebody else. Love has different magnitude of feeling.  It includes intimacy desire and also non intimacy desire such as religious love. The various categories of love include familial, religious, romantic and platonic love.  The definition of love depends on the context being referred. Thus there are distinctive meanings according to the context under which love is being applied or referred. Love can also be understood by considering the opposite of it such as hatred.  Hate can be taken to mean what is not love. Some of the terminologies contrasted with love include friendship, hate and lust. Some of these are similar to love but are distinct under the context being addressed . Love involves identification as well as caring for someone or even a thing. There are times when love can be directed towards certain activities or objects. This is what is known as impersonal love.  There is also the love which occurs between human beings. This kind of love is referred to as interpersonal love. It does not only involve liking someone else but also is strong sediment. Love phenomenon has much speculation. This emanates from disciplines such as religion and philosophy. Love has also been explained in psychological terms. There are chemicals which are released to trigger mating which is a phenomenon which occurs as a result of lust. Some of the chemicals released in this case include estrogen and testosterone. Lust leads to attraction which is a process in mating.  Lust and attraction does not contribute to a relationship which lasts for a long time. In order to have long term relationship, attachment which is a strong bonding has to exist.


Mark Devon said...

All of the emotions, including love, can be explained by first understanding each emotion's unique biological purpose. You can read about each emotion's purpose at:

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