In this video presentation, philosopher and economics professor William R Thomas turns our attention to the relation between reason and our emotions. He covers the traditional view of the conflict between reason and emotion, the Objectivist view of the nature of emotions, Ayn Rand's view that emotions are not tools of cognition, and what emotions are tools of. This video is Lecture 6 in the multi-part Reason course.
William R Thomas writes about and teaches Objectivist ideas. He is the editor of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand and of Ethics at Work, both published by The Atlas Society. He is also an economist, teaching occasionally at a variety of universities.