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In Aristotelian thought a passion is a general category of being complementary to that of action; a receptive power, or the capacity to be affected by the action of another thing (Metaphysics 1022b). In the more restricted and common usage, passions are the affections of the mind, or the feelings by which the mind is affected and moved. See emotion.

Subjects: Philosophy — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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