On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM, acw <a...@lavabit.com> wrote: > Pain - immediate actions, random or not, to specific dangerous stimuli. > Aversion/avoidance in more complex organisms (such as those capable of > expecting or predicting painful stimuli). > Pleasure - reduced or repeated same actions, to specific pelasurable > stimuli. Pleasure seeking behavior in more complex organisms (such as those > capable of expecting or predicting pleasurable stimuli). > Stimuli can be both internal (emotion) or external (senses). > Obviously for beings as complex as humans the nature of certain emotions can > be much more complex than that because they are mixed in with many others, > but I think that's what the simplest behavioral characterization of > pain/pleasure that I know of.
Just a quick response acw, to say thanks for your responses. I basically agree with everything you've said, it makes total sense to me. And yet, I am not doing a very good job of expressing myself (to myself even) because I'm still not satisfied. There's an intuitive sense I have of a problem that's deeper than anything I've been able to express so far... and it may turn out to be something else, but I won't know until I can communicate it. I also won't have much time in the next week for anything so didn't want to leave you hanging. So I will reflect on what you and Bruno have said... thanks again. Terren -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.