Single Idea 17261

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 3. Emotions / e. Basic emotions]

Full Idea

All the passions, called passions of the mind, consist of appetite and aversion, except pure pleasure and pain.

Gist of Idea

Apart from pleasure and pain, the only emotions are appetite and aversion


Thomas Hobbes (De Corpore (Elements, First Section) [1655], 4.25.13)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Metaphysical Writings', ed/tr. Calkins,Mary Whiton [Open Court 1905], p.134

A Reaction

He now faces the challenge of explaining all the many other emotions in terms of these two. Good luck with that, Thomas.