Publication date:01 November 2000
Length of book:320 pages
PublisherPenn State University Press
The subject of the passions has always haunted Western philosophy and, more often than not, aroused harsh judgments. For the passions represent a force of excess and lawlessness in humanity that produces troubling, confusing paradoxes.
Michel Meyer provides new insight into an age-old dilemma: Does passion torture people because it blinds them, or, on the contrary, does it permit them to apprehend who and what we really are?
—Robert C. Solomon, University of Texas, Author of The Passions