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  • Affect is usually a verb, commonly meaning to have an effect on something.

    Affect and effect

  • Affect is a way of evaluating the world, and it's clearly an integrated system, as far as I'm concerned -- kinaesthetic, psychophysiological, a homeostatic system, a highly cohesive sense of attitudinal orientation.

    More Aesthetics

  • Affect is a kinaesthetic awareness and processing of our own automatic reactions, a modelling of our own internal state.

    The Stain of Sin

  • Affect is for me the most general category for talking about how we find ourselves caring about our involvement in particular situations.

    Strange Affinities: A Partial Return to Wordsworthian Poetics After Modernism

  • Affect is the power base of every institution worth shit in this world, and they're not going to let it slip out of their hands.

    More Aesthetics

  • SLRC - Sometimes Life Requires Consequences: The 'Affect' Discussion skip to main | skip to sidebar

    The 'Affect' Discussion

  • I'm with Puchalsky when he's right, he's right in lauding your, and by implication, Bousquet's, attention to the "Affect" issue, which played such a big role in, say, Stimpson's opposition to grad student unionization.

    How the University Works

  • "Affect" is sufficiently descriptive, unless you're going to argue that legal discourse has been thrown off course irrevocably by the existence of blogs.

    Today at Stanford Law School: "How Blogs Impact Legal Discourse."

  • "Affect," they said, "this is your big chance to have affect," like it was a very big deal even though they didn't explain what we were supposed to be affecting.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • There will always have to be the so called “Alpha Male” Affect.

    Pelosi gets emotional about political climate

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