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September 2015 Book of the Month: A Table of Humane Passions by Nicholas Coeffeteau (1621)

This book discusses the passions (or emotions), a key concept of early modern moral philosophy. The title-page depicts the passions as allegorical figures in mannered poses, holding emblematic objects such as Hope’s anchor. Despite their abstract portrayal, the passions were … Continue reading

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