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Stoicism and emotion

Author: Margaret Graver
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
On the surface, stoicism and emotion seem like contradictory terms. Yet the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were deeply interested in the emotions, which they understood as complex judgments about what we regard as valuable in our surroundings. Stoicism and Emotion shows that they did not simply advocate an across-the-board suppression of feeling, as stoicism implies in today's English, but instead  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Graver
ISBN: 9780226305585 0226305589
OCLC Number: 430497127
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: emotion and norms for emotion --
A science of the mind --
The pathetic syllogism --
Vigor and responsibility --
Feelings without assent --
Brutishness and insanity --
Traits of character --
The development of character --
City of friends and lovers --
The tears of Alcibiades --
Appendix: the status of confidence in stoic classifications.
Responsibility: Margaret R. Graver.


The Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were interested in the emotions. This book shows that they did not simply advocate a suppression of feeling, as stoicism implies in English, but  Read more...


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"A lucidly written... compellingly argued, and carefully researched investigation which should remain an indispensable resource for study of the Stoics on emotions for years to come." - Bryn Mawr Read more...

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