Passion and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy / Edition 195 by Susan James | 9780198236740 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Passion and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy / Edition 195

Passion and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy / Edition 195

by Susan James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198236743

ISBN-13: 9780198236740

Pub. Date: 12/11/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198236740
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/11/1997
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Passions and Philosophy
PART I
2. Passion and Action in Aristotle
3. Passion and Action in Aquinas
4. Post-Aristotelian Action and Passion
PART II
5. Negotiating the Divide: Descartes and Malebranche
6. Mental and Bodily Passions Identified: Hobbes and Spinoza
PART III
7. Passion and Error
8. Dispassionate Scientia
9. The Value of Persuasion
10. Knowledge as Emotion
PART IV
11. Conflicting Forces: The Cartesian Theory of Action
12. Deliberating with the Passions
Bibliography. Index.

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