David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (1):1 – 19 (2000)
In what follows I try to show that Spinoza modelled his project of rational psychology, in some of its major respects, upon Descartes's metaphysics of matter. I argue further that, like Descartes, who paid for the rationalization of the science of matter the price of having to leave out of his description non-quantifiable qualities, so Spinoza left out of his psychology the non-rationalizable aspects of emotions, i.e. whatever in them could not be subsumed under common notions. He therefore was left with the cognitive aspects of emotions, keeping outside of his report the inner feeling which accompanies them. Spinoza's psychology, I claim, disregards any non-cognitive aspect of emotions.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Lilli K. Alanen (2003). What Are Emotions About? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (2):311-354.
H. M. Ravven (2003). Spinoza’s Anticipation of Contemporary Affective Neuroscience. Consciousness and Emotion 4 (2):257-290.
Peter Goldie (2004). Emotion, Feeling, and Knowledge of the World. In Robert C. Solomon (ed.), Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions. Oxford University Press
Jason Brennan (2008). What If Kant Had Had a Cognitive Theory of the Emotions? In Valerio Hrsg v. Rohden, Ricardo Terra & Guido Almeida (eds.), Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants. Walter de Gruyter 1--219.
Michael Della Rocca (2008). Rationalism Run Amok : Representation and the Reality of Emotions in Spinoza. In Charles Huenemann (ed.), Interpreting Spinoza: Critical Essays. Cambridge University Press
Christoph Jäger & Anne Bartsch (2006). Meta-Emotions. Grazer Philosophische Studien 73 (1):179-204.
Jon Wetlesen (1969). Basic Concepts in Spinoza's Social Psychology. Inquiry 12 (1-4):105 – 132.
A. Scarantino (2010). Insights and Blindspots of the Cognitivist Theory of Emotions. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61 (4):729-768.
R. J. (2003). Nature's Metabolism: On Eating in Derrida, Agamben, and Spinoza. Research in Phenomenology 33 (1):186-217.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads403 ( #3,675 of 1,907,063 )
Recent downloads (6 months)98 ( #3,180 of 1,907,063 )
How can I increase my downloads?