Passion and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

Oxford University Press (1997)
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.
Keywords Emotions (Philosophy  Philosophy, Modern
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Call number B815.J36 1997
ISBN(s) 0198236743   9780198236740  
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