Oxford University Press (1997)

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Susan James
Birkbeck College
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Passion and Action is an exploration of the role of the passions in seventeenth-century thought. Susan James offers fresh readings of a broad range of thinkers, including such canonical figures as Hobbes, Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Pascal, and Locke, and shows that a full understanding of their philosophies must take account of their interpretations of our affective life. This ground-breaking study throws new light upon the shaping of our ideas about the mind, knowledge, and action, and provides a historical context for burgeoning current debates about the emotions.
Keywords Emotions (Philosophy  Philosophy, Modern
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Call number B815.J36 1997
ISBN(s) 0198236743   9780198236740   9780198250135   0198250134
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Introduction: The Passions and Philosophy

This introductory chapter surveys some of the central themes that shaped seventeenth‐century discussions of the role of the passions in body and mind, and in reasoning and action, with which the book as a whole is concerned. It stresses that although the passions were regarded as turbulent... see more

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