Southwest Philosophy Review

Volume 39, Issue 2, July 2023

Christopher Scott Sevier
Pages 11-18

Comments on Eric Wilkinson, “Mersenne’s Principles of Song Creation”

In his paper, “Mersenne’s Principles of Song Creation,” Eric Wilkinson (2023) lists several aims he intends to establish. I will confine my comments to two areas only: First, on the reasons given for preferring Aquinas’s theory of the passions as the major influence on Mersenne to those of either Aristotle or Cicero, and Second, on its representation of Aquinas’s theory of the passions.