Balinese and Ilongot conception of emotion

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Chapter 13 endnote 1, from How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:

Balinese and Ilongot cultures, and to a certain extent cultures guided by Buddhist philosophy, do not make hard distinctions between thinking and feeling.

Balinese culture[1] and Ilongot culture in the Philippines[2] have words for mental activity that are best translated as “thought-feeling.”[3] This translation better represents Buddhist conceptualizations of mental activity as well.[4][5]


Notes on the Notes

  1. Wikan, Unni. 1990. Managing Turbulent Hearts: A Balinese Formula for Living. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  2. Rosaldo, Renato. 1980. Ilongot Headhunting, 1883-1974: A Study in Society and History. Stanford University Press.
  3. William Reddy, personal communication, September 16, 2007.
  4. John Dunne, personal communication.
  5. Meyer, Michael. 2000. Philosophy and the Passions. Penn State University Press.