Connaturality in the act of appetitus sensitivus


María del Rosario Neuman Lorenzini


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 66, Issue 154, 2017, pages 379-393




Contemporary explanations in Psychology of Emotions lack reference to the Aristotelian notion of nature. Subsequently, from this stance it is impossible to understand emotions as tendencies. This and some other deficiencies of contemporary Psychology, such as the confusion between emotion and cognition, are rooted in its Cartesian basis in this field. The present article will try to revalue the concept of nature as key to formally distinguish different psychological operations and to understand their dynamism and proper order in human beings.

Key words:

Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, nature, psychology of emotions, psychological disposition, virtue.


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