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Aristotle METAPHYSICA Book 5 Part 21

Affection

1. 'Affection' means: -

2. (1) a quality in respect of which a thing can be altered, e.g. white and black, sweet and bitter, heaviness and lightness, and all others of the kind.

3. (2) The actualization of these - the already accomplished alterations.

4. (3) Especially, injurious alterations and movements, and, above all painful injuries.

5. (4) Misfortunes and painful experiences when on a large scale are called affections.


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