The Soft Underbelly of Reason: The Passions in the Seventeenth Century

The Soft Underbelly of Reason: The Passions in the Seventeenth Century

by Stephen Gaukroger
     
 

This book provides a valuable understanding on the different views of the passions in the Seventeenth Century. The contributors show that fundamental questions about the nature of wisdom, goodness and beauty were understood in terms of the contrast between reason and passions in this era. Those with an interest in philosophy , the history of medicene, and women's

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This book provides a valuable understanding on the different views of the passions in the Seventeenth Century. The contributors show that fundamental questions about the nature of wisdom, goodness and beauty were understood in terms of the contrast between reason and passions in this era. Those with an interest in philosophy , the history of medicene, and women's studies will find this collection a fascinating read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415170543
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IThe nature of the passions
1Explaining the passions: passions, desires, and the explanation of action17
2Rationalizing the passions: Spinoza on reason and the passions34
Pt. IIThe symbolism of the passions
3Reading the passions: the Fall, the passions, and dominion over nature49
4Painting the passions: the Passions de l'Ame as a basis for pictorial expression79
Pt. IIIThe physiology of the passions
5Controlling the passions: passion, memory, and the moral physiology of self in seventeenth-century neurophilosophy115
6Restraining the passions: hydropneumatics and hierarchy in the philosophy of Thomas Willis147
Index165

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