An exhibition I recently saw did not stir me, it left me cold, with no real interest. I got to thinking about this. Is a sensible lack of connection, a lack of interest, an emotion in its own right?
A definition of emotion is …An instinctive state of mind deriving from ones circumstances, mood or relationship with others.
‘Others’ in this circumstance were inanimate objects with which I had no relationship.
‘Mood’…it was initially one of curiosity which given the circumstances, changed to one of disinterest.
Based on the definition as given, my overt experience did not qualify as emotion.