Anger and the Unity of Philosophy

Demeter, Tamás (2015) Anger and the Unity of Philosophy. In: Discourses of Anger. Brill Academic Publisher, Leiden, pp. 238-258.

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By exploring various theoretical discourses of anger in Enlightenment Scotland I intend to show that various branches of philosophy exploited the same conceptual resources while discussing phenomenon in natural, moral and religious contexts. Relying on the same concepts, various branches of theoretical inquiry were intertwined so that different layers of discourse exerted a mutual influence on one another: physiological discourses were filled with hidden moral meaning and religious content, and vice versa. Therefore, the discourses of the natural, psychological, social and transcendent aspects of human beings exhibited a remarkable conceptual unity in this period, just before they started to develop into specialized fields of knowledge. The present paper offers a case study as to how these conceptual interconnections worked within the Scottish Enlightenment’s sphere of intellectual influence in the particular case of anger.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > B1 Philosophy (General) / filozófia általában
D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
Depositing User: Dr T Demeter
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 17:45
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 17:46

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