Passion and Sexual Desire in Descartes

Philosophy and Theology 12 (2):223-243 (2000)
Abstract
Following a general outline of Descartes’ theory of passions as he presents it in the Passions of the Soul, I offer a critical analysis of his paradigms for love and sexual attraction. This provides the basis (in the third section) for schematizing a general theory of sexuality in Descartes. In closing, I examine the problem of descriptive and prescriptive accounts of love/sex, and some of the issues which relate to the integration of Descartes’ account into his general theory of human nature and knowledge
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,788
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
James Giles (1994). A Theory of Love and Sexual Desire. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 24 (4):339–357.
Joel A. Schickel (2011). Descartes on the Identity of Passion and Action. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (6):1067 - 1084.
Basileios Kroustallis (2005). Descartes on Passion Reformation. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 87 (3):312-323.
James Giles (2008). Sex Hormones and Sexual Desire. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 38 (1):45–66.
Ben Spiecker (1992). Sexual Education and Morality. Journal of Moral Education 21 (1):67-76.
James Giles (2006). Social Constructionism and Sexual Desire. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 36 (3):225–238.
Keith G. Fennen (2012). Descartes on Indeterminate Judgment and Great Deeds. International Philosophical Quarterly 52 (1):21-39.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-01-09

Total downloads

12 ( #126,914 of 1,099,034 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

4 ( #80,012 of 1,099,034 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.