"There is, as Aristotle [Nicomachean Ethics, 1147b] observed, a distinction between an emotional way of knowing and a way of knowing that is only cognitive. When we know something emotionally, we know in a way that engages us and orients us toward what is known. Our emotions are orientations of care towards the world and, as such, judgments of the heart, practical judgments by which we state with our lives how it is we personally stand in relation to the objects of our emotions."

Landscapes of the soul : the loss of moral meaning in American life, by Douglas V. Porpora. (New York : Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 59


"Rationality must be tempered by the affective imagination so that human thinking again regains its balance. As our thinking becomes more balanced between passion and reason, our interactions with each other and with the natural world will also become balanced."

Imagination: The Essential Element In Creativity And Arts Education, by Gerda van de Windt Mission