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PHIL 7764 Theory of the Passions (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will look at how philosophers from Aristotle to Kant have understood the emotions and appetites, their relationship to the body, to reason, and to the moral life. We will read the works of Aristotle, the Stoics, Aquinas, Montaigne, Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, and Kant with an eye both to the way their accounts of the emotions fit into their larger philosophical views and tracing the transformation of the view of human emotional life from Ancient/Medieval period to Modernity.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Eileen C. Sweeney

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 11-Feb-15