We must now consider the irascible passions: (1) Hope and despair; (2) Fear and daring; (3) Anger.
Under first head there are eight points of inquiry:
A Whether hope is the same as desire or cupidity?
A Whether hope is in the apprehensive, or in the appetitive faculty?
A Whether hope is in dumb animals?
A Whether despair is contrary to hope?
A Whether experience is a cause of hope?
A Whether hope abounds in young men and drunkards?
A Concerning the order of hope to love;
A Whether love conduces to action?