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Motion, Emotion and should used to be first released in 1963, whilst it was once one of many first books to impress severe curiosity within the feelings and philosophy of human motion. virtually 40 years on, Anthony Kenny's account of motion and emotion continues to be crucial analyzing for a person drawn to those topics.The first a part of the ebook takes an ancient examine the feelings within the paintings of Descartes, Locke and especially Hume. within the moment half, Kenny strikes directly to speak about the various experimental paintings at the feelings via twentieth Century psychologists like William James. Separate chapters conceal emotions, factors, wish and enjoyment. This version includes a fresh preface by means of the writer.

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Secondary impressions, or impressions of reflection, are “such as proceed from some of these original ones, either immediately or by the interposition of its idea” (Op. cit. II, 1, 1). These secondary impressions are the passions: and these in their turn may be divided into calm passions (such as aesthetic emotions) and violent passions (passions strictly so called, such as love). The way in which secondary impressions are distinguished from, and related to, the primary impressions is illustrated as follows: “A fit of the gout produces a long train of passions, as grief, hope, fear; but is not derived immediately from any affection or idea” (ibid).

32 OF THE EMOTIONS psychologists have investigated the mechanisms operative in hunger and thirst? It seems not, for the following reasons. We have seen that there is no bodily state which stands in the same relation to emotional behaviour as the states of need stand in relation to hungry and thirsty behaviour. Bodily states are not identified as states of need by the fact that they are followed by the appropriate behaviour: the whole procedure of experimental investigation consists in varying the natural relations between the two separately identifiable phenomena of need-reduction and consummatory activity.

2 Hume also speaks of the mind as having “organs” for each of the passions (Op. cit. II, 1, 5; II, 2, 11). 15 THE PASSIONS OF THE SOUL and the other is produced by it. The first idea, therefore, represents the cause, the second the object of the passion” (Op. cit. II, 1, 2). 1 Since one can be proud of a suit of clothes it is therefore a little surprising to find that Hume denies that this is the object of pride. Still, it is clear that Hume is pointing out that in pride whatever one is proud of makes one feel pleased with oneself; and perhaps we could put his point by saying that whatever expression completes the sense of the verb “…is proud of…” must begin with “his own…”, even if what a man is proud of is only his brother-in-law’s acquaintance with the second cousin of a Duke.

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