Post‐Aristotelian Passion and Action

Susan James

in Passion and Action

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780198250135
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597794 | DOI:
 Post‐Aristotelian Passion and Action

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The rejection of certain Scholastic doctrines nevertheless enabled seventeenth‐century writers to reconsider the interpretations of activity and passivity that they had inherited, and to generate new conceptions of the passions. This chapter introduces the kinds of innovations they introduced, and the arguments they offered for them. It focuses on general claims about the causal role of the passions, their relation to the soul's other powers, and their connection with the body.

Keywords: action; body; causal role; passion; soul

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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