The Really Big Questions: How Do Emotions Shape Our World View?
Look across the room at any gathering of people, and a wide range of emotions can be contemplated: the baby who cries unhappily at the bottle dropped on the floor; the young couple sitting close together, fingers intertwined; a group of men laughing at some shared joke. Emotions play a role in every minute of our lives, yet what exactly is an emotion? Do we all share the same emotions? How does something as personal as a feeling affect society and politics?