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Synonyms for passionateness

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Though Plato also discusses seriously another passion--thymos--in the end he chooses "object-seeking passionateness," that is, love over self-regarding and serf-affirming pride.
But as he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate's malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness in any already ireful being--a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved--this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt.
63) In another place Lonergan writes of "the passionateness of being" underpinning and accompanying this whole movement.
See Lonergan, "Natural Right and Historical Mindedness" 174-75, where in addition to the precepts of authentic intentional performance he refers to a dimension that can be called "psychic": "a tidal movement that begins before consciousness, unfolds through sensitivity, intelligence, rational reflection, responsible deliberation, only to find its rest beyond all of these" in love; see also Lonergan, "Mission and the Spirit," in A Third Collection 29-30, where the same dimension is called "the passionateness of being" that "underpins and accompanies and reaches beyond the subject as experientially, intelligently, rationally, morally conscious.
Two book-length manuscripts are in progress: "The Passionateness of Being: Explorations in Lonergan's Metaphysics" and "The Ethics of Discernment: Choosing the Story of Our Life.
On the other hand, anthropological constitutive meaning exclusive of cosmological insight and truth is insensitive to its biological base in the body's and the psyche's rhythmic participations in nonhuman nature, and so to an entire dimension of the passionateness of being or tidal movement that, as underpinning and accompanying and overarching the operations of intentional consciousness, is the normative source of meaning in history.