Comment: I think this touches on a false reason/emotions dichotomy

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I think this touches on a false reason/emotions dichotomy

I understand where you are coming from, but I personally don't believe that you can have a complete separation of reason and emotions. I subscribe to the view that emotions are a complex conceptual process that includes a heavy reasoning component and processing of feelings. Also, I believe it is impossible to reason to a decision without having an emotional tie to the decision. Studies have been done to demonstrate this latter assertion.

I think there is a heavy emotional component to any semantic reasoning. So far, robots only do syntactic reasoning.

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