Emotion and Reason: A Potential Dialogue
Giovanni Cucci, SJ

 Giovanni Cucci, SJ / Issue 1701 / Published Date:10 February 2017/Last Updated Date:26 November 2018

The relationship between reason and emotion is not an easy one, but it cannot be conceived of in terms of an antithetical opposition, or of an elimination of one of the two polarities.

When we put this into perspective, to be impoverished is precisely the power that we would want to guarantee.

The close relationship between reason and emotion can be detected in the cognitive character of the emotions, by the ability of the mind to dominate emotions, by the complexity of the human body, recognized in particular by contemporary phenomenology, and by excellence in art, which knows how to unite mind and heart in a sublime way.