Philosophy Criticism

Passions in William Ockham’s Philosophical Psychology by Vesa Hirvonen

By Vesa Hirvonen

This examine is not just the 1st huge research of passions or feelings in William Ockham's (c. 1285-1347) psychology, it additionally features a specified research of Ockham's little-known two-souls anthropology. The
research exhibits how Ockham diverged from the normal opinion of feelings in arguing that there have been feelings within the will, not just within the reduce a part of the soul. as a result of his new concept of the mind and the desire, Ockham
believed that sure phenomena of the need have been subjective reactions to occurrent phenomena and will for this reason be handled as feelings. The ebook additionally discusses Ockham's method of the conventional differences between
amicable love and short of love, and pleasure and use, and to a few different classical themes.

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