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Title: Mauvais sang
Subtitle: Descartes en de woede
Author(s): BREEUR, Roland
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 73 Issue: 3 Date: 2011
Anger, Descartes says, is based on an action which affects us and for which 'we have a desire to avenge ourselves'. It has the same content as indignation, i.e., an aversion that we feel towards those who do some evil. But in the case of anger, we ourselves are the object of harm. In this article I try to explain the relation between this passion and what Descartes calls ‘generosity’, or more broadly, the constant resolution to use my freedom well.