Specific feeling that disposes one to act in
certain ways because it serves as end.
feelings are emotions, and not all emotions are preparations to act: An
emotion, rather than a preparation to act, is a state of feeling, a state of
oneself, or a state of the world that one desires (or fears) for some reason. (One can regiment the fears under desires for their denial.) That reason may be an easy to understand human need, like
hunger, or it may be a difficult to understand ideal, like pacifism, the
Millenium, mystical enlightenment, or Divine Blessing, but in any case there is an emotion there will
be some end in view and some feeling for or against it that motivates one that
It makes sense, by an large, to reserve the term 'emotion' for such
end-directed feelings that involve some personally held
theory about the world
or oneself or others, that as a rule depend on values,
and to use the term 'feeling' especially for such states of
displeasure that relate to innate bodily needs,
though it is clear there always will be some overlap.