Aaron Sloman, Monica Croucher
Emotions involve complex processes produced by interactions between motives, beliefs, percepts, etc. E.G. real or imagined fulfilment or violation of a motive, or triggering of a 'motive-generator', can disturb processes produced by other motives. To understand emotions, therefore, we need to understand motives and the types of processes they can produce. This leads to a study of the global architecture of a mind. Some constraints on the evolution of minds are discussed. Types of motives and the processes they generate are sketched.
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