By Vesa Hirvonen
This research is not just the 1st broad research of passions or feelings in William Ockham's (c. 1285-1347) psychology, it additionally incorporates a targeted research of Ockham's little-known two-souls anthropology. The learn exhibits how Ockham diverged from the conventional opinion of feelings in arguing that there have been feelings within the will, not just within the reduce a part of the soul. due to his new thought of the mind and the need, Ockham believed that yes phenomena of the need have been subjective reactions to occurrent phenomena and will for that reason be taken care of as feelings. The ebook additionally discusses Ockham's method of the normal differences among amicable love and short of love, and pleasure and use, and to a few different classical topics.
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28–9). In giving Celania a female confidante, Davenant makes a key dramaturgical alteration. In The Two Noble Kinsmen, the Jailer’s Daughter is located decisively in a world of men: her father, brother, wooer, and her father’s friends. It is love for her father’s prisoner, in both versions, that motivates the Daughter/Celania to arrange for his escape. In The Rivals, Celania is given further motivation to release Philander because she has been falsely led to believe he will be put to death. In the original play the Daughter holds on to a single motivation: to make Palamon know she loves him.
17, above). As discussed in the Introduction and as others demonstrate, love usually becomes central in the Shakespearean adaptations. Finally, as Sprague also notes, The Rivals removed the tragic elements from The Two Noble Kinsmen and added farcical characters to the play, planting it firmly in the realm of comedy rather than 22 Other Worldly Desires 23 tragicomedy (263; cf. Chapter 3’s discussion of Garrick’s removal of Mamillius from The Winter’s Tale, thereby removing death and tragedy from the end of that play).
Marsden wants to know why playwrights adapted Shakespeare’s plays in the first place and why they then stopped doing so (and returned to the originals). She concludes by saying there are no simple answers to her questions. In the Restoration, she states, Shakespeare’s works were not yet perceived as “the pinnacle of English poetry, but rather [they had] a different perception of where his genius is located ... The issue thus becomes a question of whether the essence of Shakespeare’s talent lies in mimesis or in logos, in representing nature or in language” (Re-Imagined Text 150).
Passions in William Ockham's Philosophical Psychology (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind) by Vesa Hirvonen