Class time: 90 minutes

Goals and objectives:

Students are able to:

  • understanding a role of emotion(s)
  • explore how emotion and rationality interact
  • consider ways we can enhance our lives and daily experiences

Opening: 15 minutes

Introduction –

How important are emotions? To what extent emotions give meaning to our lives or play a role when we figure out our activities or decisions? These are the questions we can ask ourselves when we open the chapter known as emotions in TOK understanding of the world. If we consider emotions as very important aspect of our mental life then we assume that they give importance to to the quality and meaning of our existence.

The origin of the word emotion comes from latin. movere =to move, arouse, affect, influence

The most of the great classical philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume—had recognizable theories of emotion, conceived as responses to certain sorts of events of concern to a subject, triggering bodily changes and typically motivating characteristic behavior.


Ways of knowing, emotion



Karla Fraci u Beogradu, blic. rs


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