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pas·sion

(pash'ŭn),
1. Intense emotion.
2. Obsolete term for suffering or pain.
[L. passio, fr. patior, pp. passus, to suffer]

passion

A nonspecific term no longer used in medicine for:
(1) Intense emotion; 
(2) Pain and/or suffering.

passion

(pash′ŏn) [L. passio, suffering]
1. Suffering.
2. Great emotion or zeal.
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To date, The Passions Project has been commissioned and displayed in Colorado, Iowa, Texas, and Washington, D.
Space constraints preclude me from discussing all the essays in detail, but those that stood out to me included Christopher Tilmouths essay, which takes up recent work on inter-subjectivity to show how this understanding of early modern selfhood helps us read accounts of the passions more accurately; Russ Leo's, on Spinoza; Cummings's 'Donne's Passions: Emotion, Agency and Language'; Felicity Greens essay on Montaigne and emotion; Katherine Fletcher on how Milton's monism pushes him to counter Cartesian dualism in his writing; and Katrin Ettenhuber's essay on Augustine, Donne, and grief.
Far from the disembodied, "intellectual" Woolf who still reigns in some circles, Cuda deftly exposes a Woolf who was so profoundly invested in valorizing the passions that she even "wonders whether this kind of sensuous, conscious passivity might be the only authentic mode of experiencing the self' (155).
the seventeenth century), motion, imagination and the passions are at the basis of science and politics and thus explicit; even reason itself is born of the passion of curiosity.
Agreeing with the arguments of Joshua Rifkin and Andrew Parrot, Melamed cites the design of the extant performing parts for the Passions to demonstrate that these were used by only one singer.
But his main point is decidedly ahistorical: "the stubborn, consecutive, rich thinking about the passions is one of the best arguments that we have for cultural memory, for a sustained core account of human nature in spite of the constructions of culture, power, and historical moment.
His theory of the passions belongs to this third or what we could call "Aristotelian" approach.
Recent historical literature has been solicitous in pointing out that among the early monastic orders of the fourth to the eleventh centuries, regimens to tame the passions were employed that directly impinged upon the human physiological system.
Luke Passion, the reader clearly perceives his engagement with and firm belief in the spiritual and musical relevance of the Passion in its liturgical or nonliturgical form and its various historical and modern styles.
How unfortunate that it has come to this - the passions, the hatred, the mistrust running so high in the nation's Capitol.
3) As a result of this narrowly focused discussion, much of what is interesting and complicated in this history has been overlooked not least of all the role of narrative and of the passions in motivating contractual obligation.
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