Monday, 23 July 2012

the comatose worm

Is fear grounded in meaning? If one loses touch with meaning, would one still be struck by fear? What is there to be afraid of? 
I was thinking it could be generalized to other feelings such as happiness,love or hatred, but it couldn't. Apparently, fear has an unspecifiably unique quality.
According to this, I'm wondering if it is implausible not to have some level of meaning in any conscious animal who can experience fear.