The Vehement Passions Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0691069968
ISBN-10: 0691069964
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Philip Fisher's new book . . . makes a daring case for the continued relevance of pre-Christian ideas about the passions. His argument is that we underestimate the positive potential of the 'vehement passions' long understood only as forces that must be suppressed or redirected if we are to develop healthy minds in a benevolent world.

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"Philip Fisher has written a revisionary history of startling boldness, rereading the authorities in novel and penetrating ways. His conclusions have relevance to the inner lives of us all."―J. M. Coetzee, author of The Lives of Animals

"This is really a quite extraordinary work, an attempt to reclaim for modern use a vocabulary we gave up two centuries (or more) ago, and more importantly, to reclaim or re-recognize the intense energies that go with that vocabulary―still present and alive. Fisher's whole project is enormously compelling. Its scope and force are unmistakable, and will provoke important discussions."
―Michael Wood, Princeton University --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002WJM6JA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press (January 10, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 10, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1400 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 279 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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