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In his discussion of courage, Aristotle focuses on the passions with which courage is concerned, namely, fear and confidence.
The Passions Project evolved through Wagner's work in a community of elders in Boulder, Colorado wherein the photographer came to realize that many of the people she was getting to know led active lives in which their various passions and interests play a central role — activities that bring joy, but perhaps go unnoticed by those in the community at large.
The avowed aim for this volume is, as the editors put it, to 'make new connections between embodiment, selfhood and the passions in order to suggest both new models of the self and new models for interactive and interdisciplinary history' (p.
For Montesquieu, love Is the passion specifically attached to republics, but as Kingston explains, the love of one's republic requires a leap from the love of self.
The Passions of Modernism: Eliot, Yeats, Woolf, and Mann.
While many philosophers or political theorists will be frustrated by the lack of coherent theoretical framework, this review provides one such thread for reading the book as a whole: one can see an historical development of consciousness concerning the passions and, as a result, their relation to the sphere of politics.
The studies in this collection address a theory proposed in various forms by Norbert Elias, Max Horkheimer, and Albert Hirschmann: that early modern political centralization and the concomitant rationalization of economic life altered the conception of the passions in European thought, producing a new kind of self-constraining, individual consciousness and an autonomous subject imbued with the bourgeois value of self-preservation.
[The Musical Pilgrim] Series serves." (Bach: The Passions, Book I 1723-1725 (The Musical Pilgrim) [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1926], 3).
IN THE OPENING PAGES OF THE VEHEMENT Passions, Philip Fisher lauds "the passions, as one of the longest uninterrupted, most intricate and necessary descriptive problems in the intellectual life of Western culture." He laments that our modern understanding of the passions has sustained "waves of damage both from absent words and from the bad surplus of overlapping, once technical, but now informal vocabulary." His purpose is apparently to cleanse and reinvigorate our vocabulary, which requires first a wide historical sweep--from Homer to Albert Hirschman, from Stoicism to rational choice and game theory.
Indeed, to a great extent it was the work of moral philosophers whom James Engell also calls the "new rhetoricians." (5) Psychology of the passions and rhetoric go hand in hand in their writing and, although in a more implicit manner, they are still paired in Coleridge's lectures.
The Passions of Andrew Jackson, by Andrew Burstein, New York: Vintage, 320 pages
Furthermore, by focusing on the centrality of the passions in the formation of character, H.