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Affects, Actions and Passions in SpinozaThe Unity of Body and Mind$
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Chantal Jaquet

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474433181

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433181.001.0001

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Variations of the Mixed Discourse

Variations of the Mixed Discourse

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(p.135) 5 Variations of the Mixed Discourse
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Affects, Actions and Passions in Spinoza
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Chantal Jaquet

, Tatiana Reznichenko
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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433181.003.0006

Lastly, on the basis of this definition, the author shows how affects shed light on the body-mind relationship and provide an opportunity to produce a mixed discourse that focuses, by turns, on the mental, physical, or psychophysical aspect of affect. The final chapter has two parts: – An analysis of the three categories of affects: mental, physical, and psychophysical – An examination of the variations of Spinoza’s discourse Some affects, such as satisfaction of the mind, are presented as mental, even though they are correlated with the body. Others, such as pain or pleasure, cheerfulness (hilaritas) or melancholy are mainly rooted in the body, even though the mind forms an idea of them. Still others are psychophysical, such as humility or pride, which are expressed at once as bodily postures and states of mind. These affects thus show us how the mind and body are united, all the while expressing themselves differently and specifically, according to their own modalities.

Keywords:   mixed discourse, affects, mind, body, mental, physical, Spinoza

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