Cartesian Psychophysics and the Whole Nature of Man: On Descartes?s Passions of the Soul

Cartesian Psychophysics and the Whole Nature of Man: On Descartes?s Passions of the Soul

by Richard F. Hassing

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ISBN-13: 9781498522373
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard F. Hassing is research associate professor in the School of Philosophy at Catholic University.

Table of Contents

1 Background: What was Rejected?
2 Early Cartesian Psychophysics: The Treatise of Man
3 Baseline Teleology: Sensation and the Teaching of Nature in Meditation 6
4 Human Difference: Speech and the “True Man” in Discourse 5
5 The Passions of the Soul, Part I, aa. 1–44: General Theory of the Passions (the Use of Physics)
6 The Passions of the Soul, Part I, aa. 45–50: The Soul’s Power in Relation to its Passions
(Leaving Physics Behind)
Interim Conclusions: “the Whole Nature of Man” or Descartes’s Final Dualism
7 The Passions of the Soul, Part II, aa. 51–67: The Causes, Use, and Derivation of the Principal
Passions (to the Standpoint of the Self-Conscious I)
8 Art. 68: On Descartes’s Rejection of the Distinction between Concupiscible and Irascible
Appetites (art. 47, continued)
9 Arts. 144–146: Fortune, Providence, and the Regulation of Desire (a Theological
Accompaniment to the Self-Conscious I)
10 On Generosity and the Meaning of Cartesian Individualism (Wholes, Parts, and the
Redirection of Thumos)
11 Gravitas: Autobiography of a Childhood but Persistent Prejudice (the Psychogenesis of
Anthropomorphism)
Conclusion
Appendix Descartes: Concepts Engineer

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