Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College

Showing-α

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According to Green, showing-α is perception-enabling form of showing. We can make our emotions perceptible by either part-whole perception or "perceiving-in." The former occurs when α is an object, such that by seeing a part of α we perceive α. Thus, on a neo-Jamesian view, emotions include (a) characteristic facial expressions, (b) musculoskeletal, hormonal, and endocrine patterns, and (c) autonomic nervous system patterns. Green claims that by seeing these parts of emotions, we see the emotions. 

Question: Do you agree with Green that we see emotions? if so, does this solve the problem of other minds?