2017/02/18 Emotions

Today I am not feeling good. I make it a rule to write an entry first thing in the morning and it needs some concentration. But I couldn't organize my thoughs today. 

Sartre says in his Sketch for a Throey of The Emotions that an emotion is a change of the world. According to him, when we want to or have to do something but we cannot do it, we feel some kind of tension. It is so demanding that we cannot usually put up with it. So, we put ourselves into an emotional state in order to change the object. 

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions (Routledge Classics)

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions (Routledge Classics)

 

But I feel now that emotions are not the result of my inability to do something but the cause of it.