Emotion And Reason

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In the production of knowledge many factors come into play, emotion and reason being the main factors. In my opinion I believe that the claim “In the production of knowledge, it is only because emotion works so well that reason can work at all.” is not true. In other to understand this claim, questions to what extent can emotion cloud reasoning and how emotion is used in the production of knowledge need to be kept in mind. Areas of knowledge that are best for representing these factors are religious knowledge systems and history. In religious knowledge systems, emotion is used to decide on what is true and what is false. Certain ideas like the extend of god can be very driven by faith and emotion cloud all sense of reasoning. While in …show more content…
However in bias you are able to understand the opinions that writer may have on the subject, which, within itself, is knowledge. To solve the issue of selective evidence, however, a reader must look over multiple sources from both sides of an argue or subject. In the case of the Cuban Revolution we must find sources from Cubans and Americans to give the reader the information that one source may lack. While most americans in the 1960’s saw Cuba as a threat and Castro and his revolution as a failure that could lead to the downfall of the U.S., most Cubans supported Castro is his goals for the country and that capitalism was imperial. They saw the reforms put in Cuba as a better lifestyle the previously with Batista in power. The issues the Castro aimed to fix were not even seen by most american people. With bias from both sides we are able to see how one country sees a subject over another and possible reasons for this. This giving historians insight into mindset of the time which gives an emotional …show more content…
When knowledge is created in history with the involvement of emotion the information produced tends to be biased towards one side regardless of how little. Even if the source tends to state only evidence it tends to be bias due to selective evidence, pick information that tends to provide information for one side more than the others. Even though it is not reasonable to do so because of the loss of information that could be available emotion clouds reasoning. Similar with religious knowledge systems, in the production of knowledge emotions will tend to cloud judgement. Because of some people’s strong believe in their religion and the deep emotion connects to it as well reasoning tends to be lost. All though this is not true for everyone who believes in a certain religion few from the many groups that exist do believe that religion is as true as science. Even if the idea of the creation or the stories provided in the religion’s scripture is proven wrong by science deeply rooted believers of that religion tend to deny the evidence. Shoulding how emotion clouds reasoning. Even though emotion has it’s limitations emotion is still valued. In history, bias and selective evidence allows historians to understand the mindset of certain groups of people. Even though emotion causes a lack of information provided people are able to look at

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