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Reason and Emotion (MP3 download)

By Edwin A. Locke

This is a presentation of the Objectivist view of emotions, a view which integrates reason and emotion, and which holds that emotions stem from an individual's value-judgments—conscious or subconscious. Through a series of examples, Dr. Locke demonstrates that all so-called reason-emotion conflicts can be reduced to conflicts between ideas. He shows that emotions are the form in which one experiences one's values, while it is reason that is man's means of perceiving reality and of choosing proper values.

(MP3 download; 90 min., with Q & A, 61 MB)