Intrinsic Motivation Part 2: Emotion and rationality

In western philosophy, there is a strong tendency to separate common sense from emotion. The school-system is one of the most apparent examples on this profound misapprehension.  Professor Peter Gärdenfors writes: ”Without emotional evaluation of different activities and their consequences, our will would not have any direction.” This means that the emotions’ support for rationality is crucial for its function. Since the school-systems focus on external motivation a significant problem occur in an educational perspective. Intrinsic… Continue reading