The Soft Underbelly of Reason: The Passions in the Seventeenth Century

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-02-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book provides perspectives of the passions of the 17th century. The contributors suggest that fundamental questions about the nature of wisdom, goodness and beauty were understood in terms of the contrast between reason and passions.

Table of Contents

Explaining the Passions, University of Cambridge
Rationalising the Passions, University of New South Wales, Australia
Reading the Passions, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
Painting the Passions, University of Sydney, Australia
Controlling the Passions, University of Sydney, Australia
Restraining the Passions, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
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