David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (6):617-633 (2002)
Passion is a hidden issue behind or at the heart of, contemporary theoretical debates about nationalism, identity politics and religious fundamentalism. It is not that reason and passion cannot be conceptually distinguished. They are, however, always entangled in practice - and this entanglement itself requires a conceptual account. So it is my ambition to blur the line between reason and passion: to rationalize (some of) the passions and to impassion reason. Passionate intensity has a legitimate place in the social world. This extension of rational legitimacy to the political passions seems to me a useful revision of liberal theory which has been too pre-occupied in recent years with the construction of dispassionate deliberative procedures. It opens the way for better accounts of social connection and conflict and for more explicit and self-conscious answers to the unavoidable political questions: which side are you on? Key Words: conviction interest liberalism passion politics Yeats.
|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
Rachel Cohon & David Owen (1997). Hume on Representation, Reason and Motivation. Manuscrito 20:47-76.
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.
Evan Simpson (1979). Reason Over Passion: The Social Basis of Evaluation and Appraisal. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Cheryl Ann Hall (2007). Recognizing the Passion in Deliberation: Toward a More Democratic Theory of Deliberative Democracy. Hypatia 22 (4):81-95.
Craig L. Carr (2010). Liberalism and Pluralism: The Politics of E Pluribus Unum. Palgrave Macmillan.
Martin Lin (2006). Spinoza's Account of Akrasia. Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (3):395-414.
Colin Marshall (2012). Spinoza on Destroying Passions with Reason. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85 (1):139-160.
Cheryl Hall (2002). 'Passions and Constraint': The Marginalization of Passion in Liberal Political Theory. Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (6):727-748.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads30 ( #59,369 of 1,102,969 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #297,509 of 1,102,969 )
How can I increase my downloads?