What is affection?


Affection or fondness is a "disposition or rare state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, state of being, and state of mind. "Affection" is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or friendship. Writers on ethics generally use the word to refer to distinct states of feeling, both lasting and spasmodic. Some contrast it with passion as being free from the distinctively sensual element.

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Some articles on affection:

Haptic Communication - Meanings of Touch - Hybrid Touches
... These touches can be further classified as greeting/affection and departure/affection ... Greeting/affection Express affection and acknowledgement of the initiation of an encounter Departure/affection Express affection and serve to close an encounter ...
Affection (song)
... "Affection" is the lead single from Jody Watley's fifth album, Affection, released on her own label Avitone Records ...
Love And Affection
... "Love and Affection" is a song by Joan Armatrading ... as the title track of compilation albums, for 1999's Love and Affection The Best of Joan Armatrading and 2003's Love and Affection Classics 1975-1983 ...
Cinema 1: The Movement Image - Types of Movement-image - The Affection-image
... “The affection-image is the close-up, and the close-up is the face…” (p87) Closeup = Face ... All faces are affection-images ... Affection-images move between two poles of admiration and desire ...
Display of Affection
... Further information Public display of affection Instead of kissing, Manchu mothers used to show affection for their children by performing fellatio on their male ...

Famous quotes containing the word affection:

    With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.
    Sunday Correspondent (London, Aug. 12, 1990)

    Chaucer’s remarkably trustful and affectionate character appears in his familiar, yet innocent and reverent, manner of speaking of his God. He comes into his thought without any false reverence, and with no more parade than the zephyr to his ear.... There is less love and simple, practical trust in Shakespeare and Milton. How rarely in our English tongue do we find expressed any affection for God! Herbert almost alone expresses it, “Ah, my dear God!”
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)