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A portrait of philosopher David Hume, published March 17 1823

Arria (left) is shown visiting her husband Paetus who had joined an uprising against the emperor Claudius and was later imprisoned. She reminds him that suicide is the honorable option for a Roman prisoner. Arria will eventually demonstrate by…


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Having first argued for the need to find a suitable general principle to explain the elicitation of pride by such a variety of objects, including those entirely novel, Hume proposes that it arises through a double relation of impressions and ideas.…

Adam Smith describes an economic system designed such that individual greed and selfish passions are leveraged to do societal good. He intends to phase out the mercantilist system that was dominant at the time.

In Shamela, as in other novels of the 18th century, the word "violence" is found adjacent to "passion"

This passage was cited by the Oxford English Dictionary as being related to "passion" as "a count noun: any strong, controlling, or overpowering emotion, as desire, hate, fear, etc.; an intense feeling or impulse."

David Hume makes an argument about the change of passions and emotions that a human mind conveys when it meets different situations.

The narrator gives her account of the physical and psychological profile of the Surinamese natives in Oroonoko. She draws comparisons to the Garden of Eden before the Original Sin.

Specifically, this excerpt is on Smith's thoughts on love and how it affects people as an emotion and a passion.

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An excerpt from Chapter 2 The Vicar of Wakefield which captures the sentimental experience of courtship through an account of the daily routine led by the involved families
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