Philosophy and the Passions: Toward a History of Human Nature (Literature and Philosophy) (Hardcover)

Philosophy and the Passions: Toward a History of Human Nature (Literature and Philosophy) By Michel Meyer, Robert F. Barsky (Translator) Cover Image

Philosophy and the Passions: Toward a History of Human Nature (Literature and Philosophy) (Hardcover)

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The subject of the passions has always haunted Western philosophy and, more often than not, aroused harsh judgments. For the passions represent a force of excess and lawlessness in humanity that produces troubling, confusing paradoxes.

Michel Meyer provides new insight into an age-old dilemma: Does passion torture people because it blinds them, or, on the contrary, does it permit them to apprehend who and what we really are?

Product Details ISBN: 9780271020310
ISBN-10: 0271020318
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2000
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Literature and Philosophy