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date: 04 June 2020

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This article describes the phenomenological role of deep moods, and goes on to consider their nature. It argues that we experience the world through our feeling bodies, and that distinctions between internally directed bodily feelings and externally directed intentional states should be rejected. It distinguishes between intentional and pre-intentional feelings, suggesting that most of those phenomena referred to as “emotions” are comprised at least partly of the former, whereas those moods that constitute the experienced meaningfulness of the world consist entirely of pre-intentional feeling.

Keywords: phenomenology, feeling bodies, intentional states, pre-intentional feelings, experienced meaningfulness, meaning of life

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