Reason and Passion

Reason and Passion

I " reason , ” “ passion , " " shame , " livers , and “ life forces , " or semangat . Many of the questions took the following form : " Overall , are males and females basically the same or different with respect to their livers ...

Author: Michael G. Peletz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520326866

Category: History

Page: 416

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This book provides a historical and ethnographic examination of gender relations in Malay society, in particular in the well-known state of Negeri Sembilan, famous for its unusual mixture of Islam and matrilineal descent. Peletz analyzes the diverse ways in which the evocative, heavily gendered symbols of "reason" and "passion" are deployed by Malay Muslims. Unlike many studies of gender, this book elucidates the cultural and political processes implicated in the constitution of both feminine and masculine identity. It also scrutinizes the relationship between gender and kinship and weighs the role of ideology in everyday life. Peletz insists on the importance of examining gender systems not as social isolates, but in relation to other patterns of hierarchy and social difference. His study is historical and comparative; it also explores the political economy of contested symbols and meanings. More than a treatise on gender and social change in a Malay society, this book presents a valuable and deeply interesting model for the analysis of gender and culture by addressing issues of hegemony and cultural domination at the heart of contemporary cultural studies. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1996.
Categories: History

Passion and Reason

Passion and Reason

In effect, we use reason not only in the arousal of an emotion—Stage 1— but also in the control of the way it is expressed—Stage 2. Reason plays a part in both stages. We are singleminded when we experience strong emotions, ...

Author: Richard S. Lazarus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198024835

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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When Oxford published Emotion and Adaptation, the landmark 1991 book on the psychology of emotion by internationally acclaimed stress and coping expert Richard Lazarus, Contemporary Psychology welcomed it as "a brightly shining star in the galaxy of such volumes." Psychiatrists, psychologists and researchers hailed it as a masterpiece, a major breakthrough in our understanding of the emotional process and its central role in our adaptation as individuals and as a species. What was still needed, however, was a book for general readers and health care practitioners that would dispel the myths still surrounding cultural beliefs about emotion and systematically explain the relevance of the new research to the emotional dramas of our everyday lives. Now, in Passion and Reason, Lazarus draws on his four decades of pioneering research to bring readers the first book to move beyond both clinical jargon and "feel-good" popular psychology to really explain, in plain, accessible language, how emotions are aroused, how they are managed, and how they critically shape our views of ourselves and the world around us. With his co-author writer Bernice Lazarus, Dr. Lazarus explores the latest findings on the short and long-term causes and effects of various emotions, including the often conflicting research on stress management and links between negative emotions and heart disease, cancer, and other aspects of physical and psychological health. Lazarus makes a strong case that contrary to common assumption, emotions are not irrational--our emotions and our analytical thought processes are inextricably linked. While not a "how-to" book, Passion and Reason does describe how readers can interpret what lies behind their own emotions and those of their families, friends, and co-workers, and how to manage them more effectively. Exploring fifteen emotions in depth, from love to jealousy, the authors show how the personal meaning we give to the events and conditions of our lives trigger such emotions as anger, anxiety, guilt, and pride. They provide fascinating vignettes to frame a "biography" of each emotion. Some are composite case histories drawn from Dr. Lazarus's long career, but most are stories of people the Lazaruses have known over the years--people whose emotional fears, conflicts, and desires mirror readers' own. The Lazaruses also offer a special chapter on the diverse strategies of coping people use in managing their emotions, and another, "When Coping Fails," on psychotherapy and its approaches to emotional stress and dysfunction, from traditional Freudian psychoanalysis to continuing research into relaxation techniques, meditation, hypnosis, and biofeedback. Packed with insight and compellingly readable, Passion and Reason will enrich all readers fascinated by our emotional lives.
Categories: Psychology

Passion s Triumph Over Reason

Passion s Triumph Over Reason

On Hobbes's theory (at least as examined so far) the passions now use reason, and reason, reciprocally, adopts in its various cognitions the ends of the passions: it 'directs' men 'in the way to that which they desire to attain'.1°7 The ...

Author: Christopher Tilmouth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199593040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Christopher Tilmouth's study of Early Modern ideas of emotion, self-indulgence, and self-control explores a series of philosophical authors in relation to poets and dramatists of the period 1580 to 1680. Aristotle, Aquinas, Augustine, and Hobbes receive detailed treatment, alongside Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, Milton, and the Earl of Rochester.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Passion and Reason

Passion and Reason

The most important lesson I have learned by teaching ethics , however , is that reason alone is ineffective . By trial and error I have discovered that unless students ' passions are evoked ...

Author: Grace D. Cumming Long

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 066425408X

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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This book provides readers with a Christian ethics from the perspective of women's experience, rooted in passion and reason, emotion and research. Through a collage of autobiographical narratives and feminist theologies, Cumming Long constructs an unconventional approach to moral questioning, using the "domestic arts" to find creative ways to respond to the social crises of our day.
Categories: Religion

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

... limited by the dichotomies between soul/body, reason/passion, and masculine/feminine, but argues, against Gatens, ... women's reason in opposition either to their bodies or to affectivity”.11 Mackenzie emphasizes that the passions ...

Author: Sandrine Bergès

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191079436

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Interest in the contribution made by women to the history of philosophy is burgeoning. Intense research is underway to recover their works which have been lost or overlooked. At the forefront of this revival is Mary Wollstonecraft. While she has long been studied by feminists, and later discovered by political scientists, philosophers themselves have only recently begun to recognise the value of her work for their discipline. This volume brings together new essays from leading scholars, which explore Wollstonecraft's range as a moral and political philosopher of note, both taking a historical perspective and applying her thinking to current academic debates. Subjects include Wollstonecraft's ideas on love and respect, friendship and marriage, motherhood, property in the person, and virtue and the emotions, as well as the application her thought has for current thinking on relational autonomy, and animal and children's rights. A major theme within the book places her within the republican tradition of political theory and analyses the contribution she makes to its conceptual resources.
Categories: Philosophy

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

The object of the passions is to incline us to or from any particular course , to release us from the more tardy ... Of course , were reason truly cultured , it would command each passion and rule all at will , and , having once laid ...

Author: Samuel Neil

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ISBN: OXFORD:600070379

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Passion for Work

Passion for Work

The first posits that passion entails a loss of reason and control (e.g., Plato, 429–347 bc, and Spinoza, 1632–1677). In line with the etymology of the word passion (from the Latin passio for “suffering”), people who have a passion are ...

Author: Robert J. Vallerand

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190648633

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Passion is a pervasive concept in the work domain. Workers aspire to be passionate in the hope of finding meaning and satisfaction from their professional life, while employers dream of passionate employees who will ensure organizational performance. Does passion for work matter ? Does passion invariably bring about the anticipated positive outcomes or is there a darker side to passion for work that can also lead to negative outcomes for individuals and organizations? The goal of this book is to address these issues. This volume reviews major theories of work passion, focusing specifically on the dominant theory: the Dualistic Model of Passion. This theory distinguishes between two types of passion-harmonious and obsessive- and their associated determinants and consequences. This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of passion for work by addressing the origin of the concept and its theoretical issues: how can passion for work be developed, what are the consequences to be expected at the individual and organizational levels, and how can passion for work shed new light on contemporary issues in the workplace. Passion for Work: Theory, Research, and Applications synthesizes a vast body of existing research in the area, provides insights into new and exciting research avenues, and explores how passion for work can be cultivated in work settings in order to fulfill both workers' and employers' hopes for a productive and satisfying work life.
Categories: Psychology

Companion to the Summa Theologica The pursuit of happiness corresponding to the Summa theologica Ia IIae

Companion to the Summa Theologica  The pursuit of happiness  corresponding to the Summa theologica Ia IIae

Passion starts from the sense appetite, and its goal, if it is to be human passion, is reason, measuring up to the rule laid down by reason, keeping to the road mapped out by reason; moral virtue starts from reason with all the charts ...

Author: Walter Farrell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780984173143

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Page: 365

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Passionate Reason

Passionate Reason

36 REASON'S PASSION : WILLING ITS OWN DOWNFALL Almost at the beginning of the chapter , Climacus claims that human understanding is gripped by a peculiar passion : the desire for its own downfall . We can recognize right away that ...

Author: C. Stephen Evans

Publisher: Indiana Series in the Philosop

ISBN: UVA:X002153447

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

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Passionate Reason situates Kierkegaard's philosophy in the context of postmodern religious thought, providing a contemporary reading of Fragments as a challenge to both the modern Enlightenment critique of reason and the postmodern abandonment of truth.
Categories: Philosophy