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Philosophy and the Passions

Towards a History of Human Nature (Literature and Philosophy)
  • 295 Pages
  • 1.27 MB
  • English
Pennsylvania State University Press
Topics in philosophy, Western philosophy, History & Surveys - Modern, History & Surveys - General, Philosophy, Emotions (Philos
ContributionsRobert F. Barsky (Introduction)
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL10284128M
ISBN 100271020326
ISBN 139780271020327

The passions is a multi-perspective look at how emotions move us, and how they affect us. I found the conclusions and perspectives to be fairly broad and obvious.

These lectures had a particular blandness I still regularly listen to Robert C. Solomon's "No Excuses" lectures, a profoundly moving set of lectures about existential thought through /5. : Philosophy and the Good Life: Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian and Psychoanalytic Ethics (): Cottingham, John: Books4/5(2).

The Passions of the Soul is his greatest contribution to this debate. It contains a profound discussion of the workings of the emotions and of their place in human life - a subject that increasingly engages the interest of philosophers and intellectual and cultural by: 6.

Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature. John Cottingham's thought-provoking study examines the contrasting approaches to this problem found in three major phases of Western philosophy.

Starting with attempts of Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics and Epicureans to cope with the recalcitrant forces of the passions, he moves on to examine 3/5(1). Robert C. Solomon, (), was Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas, Austin.

His The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life is also available from Hackett Publishing Company.5/5(1). In the book’s early chapters, the author analyses the emotions by situating them in relation to other human passions such as affections, appetites, attitudes, and agitations.

While presenting a detailed connective analysis of the emotions, Hacker challenges traditional ideas about them and criticizes misconceptions held by philosophers. Ethics, Demonstrated Philosophy and the Passions book Geometrical Order (Latin: Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata), usually known as the Ethics, is a philosophical treatise written in Latin by Benedictus de was written between and and was first published posthumously in The book is perhaps the most ambitious attempt to apply the method of Euclid in philosophy.

The passion: from passivity to activity. The passion in philosophy is a central concept, which refers to the conception of subjectivity. For philosophers of freedom, passion is a “disease of the soul” (Kant), for the rationalist philosophers (Plato, Descartes), they. Passions are in Descartes a real curiosity: in fact, Descartes is the thinker of the cogitor, i.e.

the certainty of the subject’s existence, that it to say an activity. But the passions are the dimension of passivity, the flaw that undermines man’s free will.

Thus, Descartes poses the problem of the passions as the problem of the action of the body (movement) and the actions of the soul.

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Download A Journal Of Natural Philosophy Chemistry And The Arts books, Language: en Pages: The book is well set out, easy to read (listen to) and the ideas are expressed clearly and concisely. This was the first book I’ve read that discusses emotions through a predominantly philosophical lens, in contrast to a purely scientific one, which I found fascinating and insightful.

Philosophy and the Passions. Toward a History of Human Nature. Michel Meyer, and Translated by Robert F. Barsky “The subject of emotions in philosophy is very much on the front burner in many areas today, including such diverse disciplines as cognitive science, ethics, and the philosophy of rhetoric.

Meyer’s book is thus right on the money. Free Books of Modern Western Philosophy in English, PDF, ePub, Mobi, Fb2, Azw3, The Passions of the Soul English. Book ID: (0 votes) Book cover may not be accurate (+) Sometimes it is not possible to find the cover corresponding to the book whose edition is published.

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You can read all your books for as long as a month for FREE and will get the latest Books Notifications. The subject of the passions has always haunted Western philosophy and, more often than not, aroused harsh judgments. For the passions represent a force of excess and lawlessness in humanity that produces troubling, confusing this book, noted European philosopher Michel Meyer offers a wide-ranging exegesis, the first of its kind, that systematically retraces th3/5.

Although the link between Spinoza and Stoicism has been explored to a certain extent by authors like Wolfson (The Philosophy of Spinoza, ), Lagrée ('Spinoza et le vocabulaire stoïcien.' in: Totaro, ed., Spinoza: Ricerche di terminologia, ) and James ('Spinoza the Stoic.' in: Sorell, ed.,The Rise of Modern Philosophy, ), DeBrabander's is the first book-length study.

Charlotte Casiraghi has recently published a book with her former philosophy professor Robert Maggiori entitled Archipel des the book, which the Princess dedicated to her father Stefano Casiraghi, who passed away inCharlotte Casiraghi and Robert Maggiori question the passions that drive us all.

Like love, which Charlotte Casiraghi has always made the central subject in her life. Hello everybody. Thanks for taking the time to watch this video. In the Enlightenment, a guy called David Hume had some things to say about reason.

Usually we think that reason is. Stael's Philosophy of the Passions concludes that, rather than founding a republic based on the rights of man, Stael's reflection fostered international communities of women (artists, models, and collectors; authors, performers, and spectators), enabling them to participate in the re-articulation of sociocultural values in the wake of the.

Much of the context for Descartes's approach to the passions lies in his Meditations on First Philosophy () (and the corresponding sections of the Principles of Philosophy). As part of a general defense of God's goodness in the face of seeming shortcomings in our nature, the Sixth Meditation seeks to justify the way in which we are.

What is passion: Passion is a gift of the spirit combined with the totality of all the experiences we have lived through. Passion is most evident when the mind, body and spirit work together to create, develop and articulate or make manifest our feelings, ideas and most sacred values.

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James, S. (), Passion and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy (Oxford: Clarendon Press) James, W. (), ‘ The Emotions and the Will by Alexander Bain and Essais de Critique Générale by Charles Renouvier ’, Nation –9. XIII. Passion and Politics1: Susan James.

Susan James. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement (). The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions. He quotes a lot from Antonio Damasio and his theories and I would recommend his book 'Strange Order of Things' (probably one of my favorite books for this year) which was published after these lectures were made.

The thesis of the book is ‟to return the passions to the central and defining role,” snatched from them by Socrates, and ‟to limit the pretensions of ‘objectivity’ and self-demeaning reason that have exclusively ruled Western philosophy, religion, and science” since his days.[13].

The Passions. Emotions and the Meaning of Life. Robert C. Solomon. - pp. Descartes and the Passions. The first three essays aim to show that the passions and the intellect are not opposed in Descartes' philosophy.

In "What are the Passions Doing in the Meditations?" Lisa Shapiro asks why Descartes' meditator, whose essence is intellect, expresses desire, wonder, amazement, and confidence, among other emotions. Book I Chapter 6: Of the Interior Beginnings of Voluntary Motions, commonly called the Passions.

And the Speeches by which they are expressed. Chapter 7: Of the Ends, or Resolutions of Discourse Chapter 8: Of the Vertues commonly called Intellectual; and their contrary Defects Chapter 9: Of the Severall Subjects of Knowledge.

"Providing a long excursus on the development of how passions are understood in relationship to reason, Geometry of the Passions delivers a rich, nuanced, and detailed picture of passions in the work of ancient and modern philosophers, while also making reference to art and literary works that enrich the philosophical discussion of the book." Elvira Roncalli, Associate Professor of Philosophy.

Philosophy and the passions. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Michel Meyer; Robert F Barsky.

Thomas Aquinas (/6—) St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican priest and Scriptural theologian.

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He took seriously the medieval maxim that “grace perfects and builds on nature; it does not set it .Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cogan, T. (Thomas), Philosophical treatise on the passions.

Bath: S. Hazard, (OCoLC)It is the philosophy of today's materialism,and since passions play a role in determining what materials should be selected and used by a human, the intellect is subservient to it. Immanuel Kant did not differ too much in his definition of the intellect and his works could help you if you want to understand Hume.