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Anger and the Desire for Revenge

Voula Tsouna

in The Ethics of Philodemus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Philodemus' diatribe On Anger, a principal piece of On the Passions and an important contribution to the philosophical literature on that subject. The first section supplies ... More


Four Dissertations

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The four dissertations which Andrew Millar accepted for publication had probably been composed between 1749 and 1751, after David Hume's return from Turin and before he plunged into active ... More


The Sense Experience of Primary Qualities

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It seems undeniable that we have both sense experience of primary qualities and sense experience of secondary qualities, and yet, based on a text in the Sixth Replies among others, many commentators ... More


The Perceptual Representation of Ordinary Objects

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

How can a Cartesian idea represent ordinary physical objects? One possibility is that Descartes holds a theory of natural signs according to which ideas, including sensations (ideas of secondary ... More


The Theory of Natural Knowledge

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Cartesian epistemology comprises three main divisions: (1) an a priori theory, discussed in Chs. 1–3, (2) a psychological theory of error explanations in judgment induced by features of our sense ... More


Becoming a Spiritual World of God: The Theological Anthropology of Maximus the Confessor

Brock Bingaman

in The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390261
eISBN:
9780199932931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390261.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the manner of the transformation of the fallen passions in the Fathers of the Philokalia.


Medicalising enthusiasm

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 6 explores the medical debate on the nature and causes of religious enthusiasm that emerged with the scientific revolution. As Anglican ministers and divines increasingly resorted to a ... More


Descartes and the Ontology of Everyday Life

Deborah J. Brown and Calvin G. Normore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198836810
eISBN:
9780191881688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836810.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Far from being the founder of an austere reductionism, Descartes is committed to a rich, multilayered, and complex metaphysics. This book begins by locating Descartes’s work against the ancient and ... More


Parodies and Publications

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines decline in the compositional productivity of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig after 1729 and his decision to engage in musical parodies. After 1729, only one of Bach's extant ... More


The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

R. Darren Gobert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book explores theater history's unexamined importance to Cartesian philosophy alongside Descartes's unexamined impact on theatre history. Put another way, it provides a new reading of mind-body ... More


Mind-Body Union; or, The Cartesian Ballet

R. Darren Gobert

in The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the poetics of performance that emerges from Descartes's epistolary dialogue with Elisabeth of Bohemia. Elisabeth had pressed Descartes on the inadequacies of dualism, pushing ... More


Orthodoxy

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The fourth chapter shows that so-called orthodox critics of the Moderates had a more positive and comprehensive view of natural religion than the Moderates. The differences between them, including ... More


Seneca

C. Kavin Rowe

in One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins the discussion of the Roman Stoics with Seneca. The focus is on five areas that best reflect the recurrent major patterns of Seneca’s language: Death, Fortune, God/Nature, the ... More


“Homer is My Example”: Yeats, Paganism, and the Emotions

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There has been a resurgence of contemporary literary and theoretical interest in the status of emotion and affect. The example of Yeats suggests that the discourse surrounding emotion must take into ... More


Music as a means of social control: some examples of practice and theory in early modern Europe

Penelope Gouk

in The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary perspectives on musical arousal, expression, and social control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654888
eISBN:
9780191762871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654888.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

In the early modern period (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) the power of music to alter inner states was conducted in the language of the ‘passions’ rather than the emotions. In this paper I ... More


Gender ambivalence and the expression of passions in the performances of early Roman cantatas by castrati and female singers

Christine Jeanneret

in The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary perspectives on musical arousal, expression, and social control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654888
eISBN:
9780191762871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654888.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Solo singing is associated with the expression of passions. During the first half of the 17th century, Rome saw an unparalleled production of cantatas, performed for exclusive audiences. This article ... More


Taming worldly emotions and appetites

Laurence Lux-Sterritt

in English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century: Living Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110022
eISBN:
9781526124227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110022.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Early modern nuns belonged to ‘emotional communities’, with their own ways of expressing emotions. In this chapter, the emotional experiences of individuals are compared to the communal constructions ... More


The passions of Thomas Wright: Renaissance emotion across body and soul

Erin Sullivan

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the central role Thomas Wright’s The Passions of the Minde in Generall (1601) has played in the historiography of early modern emotion, particularly in relation to humoral ... More


Condemned to Celebrity: The Influence of Passions (1796)

Biancamaria Fontana

in Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169040
eISBN:
9781400880614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169040.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about how Staël used the time of her exile to complete the book she had begun after her flight from Paris in September 1792—a study of the influence of passions on individual and ... More


‘More, I prithee, more’: Melancholy, Musical Appetite and Medical Discourse in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Pierre Iselin

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Pierre Iselin broaches the subject of early modern music and aims at contextualising Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most musical comedies, within the polyphony of discourses—medical, political, ... More


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