The Elemental Passions of the Soul Poetics of the Elements in the Human Condition

16 Nevertheless, as Ricoeur also suggests, Descartes does attempttodo justice, within the limitsofhis dualistic account,to the contributionofthe soul itself tothe sustenance andamplification of the passions. 17First, he observes that ...

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400923355

Category: Philosophy

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Summa Theologica Volume 2 Part II First Section

QUESTION 24 Of Good and Evil in the Passions of the Soul (In Four Articles) QUESTION 25 Of the Order of the Passions to One. sions ; viz., love and hatred, desire and aversion, joy and sadness. In like manner there are three groups in ...

Author: St Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602065550

Category: Religion

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"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume II, Aquinas addresses: happiness good and evil love and hatred hope and despair anger virtue sin and grace and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

The Psychology of Passion

For instance, he wrote, “Love is a passion of the soul, caused by the motion of the spirits, which incites it to unite itself voluntarily to those objects which appear to it to be agreeable.” Thus, for Descartes, the mind-body ...

Author: Dr Robert J. Vallerand

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199777655

Category: Psychology

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The concept of passion is one we regularly use to describe our interests, and yet there is no broad theory that can explain the development and consequences of passion for activities across people's lives. In The Psychology of Passion, Robert J. Vallerand presents the first such theory, providing a complete presentation of the Dualistic Model of Passion and the empirical evidence that supports it. Vallerand conceives of two types of passion: harmonious passion, which remains under the person's control, and obsessive passion, which controls the person. While the first typically leads to adaptive behaviors, the obsessive form of passion leads to less adaptive and, at times, maladaptive behaviors. Vallerand highlights the effects of these two types of passion on a number of psychological phenomena, such as cognition, emotions, performance, relationships, aggression, and violence. He also discusses the development of passion and reviews a range of literature on passion for activities.

The Summa Theologica Complete Edition

WHETHER ANY PASSION OF THE SOUL HAS NO CONTRARIETY? Objection 1: It would seem that every passion of the soul has a contrary. For every passion of the soul is either in the irascible or in the concupiscible faculty, as stated above ...

Author: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 9781783793143

Category: Religion


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THE SUMMA THEOLOGICA: COMPLETE EDITION SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS — A Classic in Western Philosophy and the Catholic Church — Complete and Unabridged, contains the Complete Text and Supplements — Three Parts, 38 Tracts, 631 Questions, 3,000 Articles, 10,000 Objections and Answers — Over 2.5 Million words — Includes an Active Index and multiple Table of Contents to every Part, Question and Article — Includes Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore The Summa Theologica, or 'Summary of Theology' was written from 1265 to 1274. It is the greatest achievement of Saint Thomas Aquinas and one of the most influential works of Western literature and Philosophy. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern Philosophy was conceived as a reaction against, or as an agreement with, his ideas, particularly in the areas of Ethics, Natural Law, Metaphysics, and Political Theory. It is intended as a manual for beginners in Theology and a Compendium of all of the main Theological teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian Theology in the West. The book is famous, among other things, for its five arguments for the existence of God, the Quinque viae. The Summa Theologica's topics follow a cycle: The Existence of God; Creation, Man; Man's Purpose; Christ; The Sacraments; and back to God. The first part is on God. In it, he gives five proofs for God’s existence as well as an explication of His attributes. He argues for the actuality and incorporeality of God as the unmoved mover and describes how God moves through His thinking and willing. The second part is on Ethics. Thomas argues for a variation of the Aristotelian Virtue Ethics. However, unlike Aristotle, he argues for a connection between the virtuous man and God by explaining how the virtuous act is one towards the blessedness of the Beatific Vision (beata visio). The last part of the Summa is on Christ and was unfinished when Thomas died. In it, he shows how Christ not only offers salvation, but represents and protects humanity on Earth and in Heaven. This part also briefly discusses the sacraments and eschatology. The Summa remains the most influential of Thomas’s works. Saint Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican Priest, born near Aquino, Sicily in 1225. He was an immensely influential Philosopher and Theologian in the tradition of Scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus. He died in 1274. As one of the 33 Doctors of the Church, he is considered the Church's greatest Theologian and Philosopher. Thomas is held in the Catholic Church to be the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood. He was canonized in 1323. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

Descartes s Moral Theory

Why is it desirable to have a theory of the passions ? States of the soul , Descartes begins , that is , pensées or modes of thought , are of two kinds , actions of the soul and passions of the soul . Actions of the soul are its acts of ...

Author: John Marshall

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801435676

Category: Philosophy

Page: 177

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John Marshall invites us to reconsider Rene Descartes as an ethicist. Through an examination of his statements about morality found in such writings as the Discourse on the Method, the Passions of the Soul, and various correspondence, Marshall shows how Descartes confirmed and elaborated his earlier "provisional morality" in his later works. Marshall demonstrates that Descartes left a fully developed conception of moral virtue and happiness along with other accounts of values and norms, and he expands on these accounts to describe Cartesian moral theory as a whole.

Soul Passion

Soul purpose and sole passion link head and heart, yoke professed belief and operational values. Before we use the rest of this series to construct life's building, we need to look at what purpose is. The following brief composite ...

Author: Ramesh P. Richard

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575677792

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Do you want to discover the meaning of your life? Through the ages, man has searched for the 'meaning of life.' But even though many of us know there must be something more, we stumble about with undirected goals and undiscovered passion. In Soul Passion, the first book in his Intentional Life Trilogy, Ramesh Richard motivates readers to ask themselves what their passion is -- where they have placed their heart, love, trust, and sufficiency. Discovering your soul passion is the foundation for living a biblically well-built and profitable life.

Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

But just as passions of the soul in the strict sense are nothing more than the acts of the sensitive appetites, so such affections of the will are nothing more than acts of volition.9 Scotus rejects this restriction of the passions of ...

Author: Martin Pickavé

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191655470

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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This volume offers a much needed shift of focus in the study of emotion in the history of philosophy. Discussion has tended to focus on the moral relevance of emotions, and (except in ancient philosophy) the role of emotions in cognitive life has received little attention. Thirteen new essays investigate the continuities between medieval and early modern thinking about the emotions, and open up a contemporary debate on the relationship between emotions, cognition, and reason, and the way emotions figure in our own cognitive lives. A team of leading philosophers of the medieval, renaissance, and early modern periods explore these ideas from the point of view of four key themes: the situation of emotions within the human mind; the intentionality of emotions and their role in cognition; emotions and action; the role of emotion in self-understanding and the social situation of individuals.

Passion for Work

For instance, in his book Les passions de l'âme (The Passions of the Soul), René Descartes identified six forms of passion: love, hatred, desire, joy, sadness, and admiration. As one can see, in all likelihood what Descartes had in mind ...

Author: Robert J. Vallerand

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190648633

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Passion is a pervasive concept in the work domain. Workers aspire to be passionate in the hope of finding meaning and satisfaction from their professional life, while employers dream of passionate employees who will ensure organizational performance. Does passion for work matter ? Does passion invariably bring about the anticipated positive outcomes or is there a darker side to passion for work that can also lead to negative outcomes for individuals and organizations? The goal of this book is to address these issues. This volume reviews major theories of work passion, focusing specifically on the dominant theory: the Dualistic Model of Passion. This theory distinguishes between two types of passion-harmonious and obsessive- and their associated determinants and consequences. This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of passion for work by addressing the origin of the concept and its theoretical issues: how can passion for work be developed, what are the consequences to be expected at the individual and organizational levels, and how can passion for work shed new light on contemporary issues in the workplace. Passion for Work: Theory, Research, and Applications synthesizes a vast body of existing research in the area, provides insights into new and exciting research avenues, and explores how passion for work can be cultivated in work settings in order to fulfill both workers' and employers' hopes for a productive and satisfying work life.

Desire and Human Flourishing

incorporeal being, the passion of the soul is transformed into impassibility (Greg. Nys., Hom. in Ct. I). Gregory restates this view some lines later, in particular in the course of his interpretation of the Holy of Holies, ...

Author: Magdalena Bosch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030470012

Category: Psychology

Page: 451

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This book discusses the concept of desire as a positive factor in human growth and flourishing. All human decision-making is preceded by some kind of desire, and we act upon desires by either rejecting or following them. It argues that our views on and expressions of desire in various facets of life and through time have differed according to how human beings are taught to desire. Therefore, the concept has tremendous potential to affect human beings positively and to enable personal growth. Though excellent research has been done on the concepts of flourishing, character education and positive psychology, no other work has linked the concept of desire to all of these topics. Featuring key references, explanations of central concepts, and significant practical applications of desire to various fields of human thought and action, the book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of positive psychology, positive education, moral philosophy, and virtue ethics.

The Works of John Bunyan Experimental doctrinal and practical

There is hatred , which I count that is in Christ ; but to them that believe , “ Thy another passion of the soul ; and this , name is as ointment poured forth , therefore do the as the other , is good or evil , as the principle from ...

Author: John Bunyan


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010377096



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The Oxford Handbook of Descartes and Cartesianism

can, on the basis of a false conception of their respective powers, make it so that this disposition of the body was, from the start, nothing other than the expression of a disposition of the soul. This dynamic aspect of the passion is ...

Author: Steven Nadler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192517203

Category: Philosophy

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The Oxford Handbook of Descartes and Cartesianism comprises fifty specially written chapters on René Descartes (1596-1650) and Cartesianism, the dominant paradigm for philosophy and science in the seventeenth century, written by an international group of leading scholars of early modern philosophy. The first part focuses on the various aspects of Descartes's biography (including his background, intellectual contexts, writings, and correspondence) and philosophy, with chapters on his epistemology, method, metaphysics, physics, mathematics, moral philosophy, political thought, medical thought, and aesthetics. The chapters of the second part are devoted to the defense, development and modification of Descartes's ideas by later generations of Cartesian philosophers in France, the Netherlands, Italy, and elsewhere. The third and final part considers the opposition to Cartesian philosophy by other philosophers, as well as by civil, ecclesiastic, and academic authorities. This handbook provides an extensive overview of Cartesianism - its doctrines, its legacies and its fortunes - in the period based on the latest research.

The True Intellectual System of the Universe

Neither is this passion of the soul in sensation a mere naked passion or suffering ; because it is a cogitation or perception which hath something of active vigour in it . For those ideas of heat , light , and colours , and other ...

Author: Ralph Cudworth


ISBN: HARVARD:32044011237591

Category: Atheism


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Initiation Into Philosophy

In abandoning ourselves to the association of ideas, we are passive and we yield ourselves freely to a passion. ... Coming to the passions strictly speaking, there are some which are of the soul and only of the soul; the passion for God ...

Author: Emile Faguet

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465502285

Category: Philosophy

Page: 197

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God Passibility and Corporeality

11 In this sense of passion , the soul can suffer a passion " in the sense that its operation can be hampered . " 12 2.1.3 The distinction between passio animalis and passio corporalis In short , we have seen that Aquinas distinguishes ...

Author: Marcel Sarot

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9039000239

Category: Philosophy

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Delphi Complete Works of John Bunyan Illustrated

'For the fear of the Lord is to hate evil:' wherefore, where this grace is wanting for a root in the soul, there it must of necessity swerve in the letting out of this passion; because the soul, where grace in wanting, is not at liberty ...

Author: John Bunyan

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781910630983

Category: Fiction

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The seventeenth century allegory ‘The Pilgrim's Progress’ is widely regarded as one of the most significant religious works of English literature. The satire constructs a symbolic vision of the good man’s pilgrimage through life and was at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. This comprehensive eBook presents John Bunyan’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bunyan’s life and works * Concise introductions to the satires and other texts * ALL the satires and religious works, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Contemporary illustrations for ‘The Pilgrim's Progress’ * Includes the poetical works, with alphabetical contents table * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Special criticism section, with five essays evaluating Bunyan’s contribution to literature * Features two biographies - discover Bunyan’s intriguing life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Satires THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS: PART I THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MR. BADMAN THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS: PART II THE HOLY WAR The Tracts and Sermons LIST OF TRACTS, DOCTRINES AND OTHER PIECES The Autobiographical Works GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS A RELATON OF THE IMPRISONMENT OF MR. JOHN BUNYAN A CONTINUATION OF MR. BUNYAN’S LIFE The Poetry SCRIPTURAL POEMS; BEING SEVERAL PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE DIGESTED INTO ENGLISH VERSE ONE THING IS NEEDFUL A BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS OR, TEMPORAL THINGS SPRITUALIZED A CAUTION TO STIR UP TO WATCH AGAINST SIN A DISCOURSE OF THE BUILDING, NATURE, EXCELLENCY, AND GOVERNMENT OF THE HOUSE OF GOD LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Criticism JOHN BUNYAN by John Kelman BUNYAN by George Edward Woodberry JOHN BUNYAN: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT by Osgood E. Fuller JOHN BUNYAN by Andrew Lang JOHN BUNYAN by Robert Lynd The Biography MEMOIR OF JOHN BUNYAN by George Offor THE LIFE OF JOHN BUNYAN by Edmund Venables Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

Descartes A Guide for the Perplexed

So, according to Descartes, any passion of the soul is also an action of the body (see Passions I.2: ATXI 328: CSMI 328). Later Descartes reiterates the two genera of thought discussed at 2.3. He denotes volition or will as the ...

Author: Justin Skirry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441145673

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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René Descartes is arguably the most important seventeenth-century thinker and the father of modern philosophy. Yet his unique method, and its divergence from the method of hisscholastic predecessors and contemporaries, raises complex and often challenging issues. Descartes: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of descartes' philosophy, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex thought of this key philosopher. The book covers the whole range of Descartes' philosophical work, offering a thematic review of his thought, together with detailed examination of the texts commonly encountered by students, including the Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy. This book provides a cogent and reliable survey of the philosophical trends and influences apparent in Descartes' thought.

The Passions

Human emotions, according to Descartes, are Descartes's account passions – ways in which the soul is affected. They of the emotions are things we experience in ourselves and are unlike heat and movement, which we can attribute to things ...

Author: P. M. S. Hacker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118951873

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

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A survey of astonishing breadth and penetration. No cognitive neuroscientist should ever conduct an experiment in the domain of the emotions without reading this book, twice. Parashkev Nachev, Institute of Neurology, UCL There is not a slack moment in the whole of this impressive work. With his remarkable facility for making fine distinctions, and his commitment to lucidity, Peter Hacker has subtly characterized those emotions such as pride, shame, envy, jealousy, love or sympathy which make up our all too human nature. This is an important book for philosophers but since most of its illustrative material comes from an astonishing range of British and European literature, it is required reading also for literary scholars, or indeed for anyone with an interest in understanding who and what we are. David Ellis, University of Kent Human beings are all subject to boundless flights of joy and delight, to flashes of anger and fear, to pangs of sadness and grief. We express our emotions in what we do, how we act, and what we say, and we can share our emotions with others and respond sympathetically to their feelings. Emotions are an intrinsic part of the human condition, and any study of human nature must investigate them. In this third volume of a major study in philosophical anthropology which has spanned nearly a decade, one of the most preeminent living philosophers examines and reflects upon the nature of the emotions, advancing the view that novelists, playwrights, and poets – rather than psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists – elaborate the most refined descriptions of their role in human life. In the book’s early chapters, the author analyses the emotions by situating them in relation to other human passions such as affections, appetites, attitudes, and agitations. While presenting a detailed connective analysis of the emotions, Hacker challenges traditional ideas about them and criticizes misconceptions held by philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists. With the help of abundant examples and illustrative quotations from the Western literary canon, later sections investigate, describe, and disentangle the individual emotions – pride, arrogance, and humility; shame, embarrassment, and guilt; envy and jealousy; and anger. The book concludes with an analysis of love, sympathy, and empathy as sources of absolute value and the roots of morality. A masterful contribution, this study of the passions is essential reading for philosophers of mind, psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, students of Western literature, and general readers interested in understanding the nature of the emotions and their place in our lives.

Politics and the Passions 1500 1850

As in the Lettre-Pre ́face to his Principes, the religious wars resulting from the passion of zeal are one motive for ... According to Descartes, the passions of the soul broadly construed are the ways in which the soul is affected or ...

Author: Victoria Kahn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400827152

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Focusing on the new theories of human motivation that emerged during the transition from feudalism to the modern period, this is the first book of new essays on the relationship between politics and the passions from Machiavelli to Bentham. Contributors address the crisis of moral and philosophical discourse in the early modern period; the necessity of inventing a new way of describing the relation between reflection and action, and private and public selves; the disciplinary regulation of the body; and the ideological constitution of identity. The collection as a whole asks whether a discourse of the passions might provide a critical perspective on the politics of subjectivity. Whatever their specific approach to the question of ideology, all the essays reconsider the legacy of the passions in modern political theory and the importance of the history of politics and the passions for modern political debates. Contributors, in addition to the editors, are Nancy Armstrong, Judith Butler, Riccardo Caporali, Howard Caygill, Patrick Coleman, Frances Ferguson, John Guillory, Timothy Hampton, John P. McCormick, and Leonard Tennenhouse.