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Stoicism & emotion

Author: Margaret Graver
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Graver, Margaret.
Stoicism & emotion.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007015185
(OCoLC)123349821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Graver
ISBN: 9780226305202 0226305201 1281956910 9781281956910
OCLC Number: 309886246
Description: 1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Emotion and norms for emotion --
1. A science of the mind --
The psychic material --
The central directive faculty --
Thought, belief, and action --
Affective events --
2. The pathetic syllogism --
Emotions and ascriptions of value --
Appropriateness --
Evaluations and their objects --
The stoic ethical stance --
Eupathic responses --
Classification by genus --
Classification by species --
Some remaining questions --
3. Vigor and responsibility --
Rollability --
Overriding impulses --
Medea and Odysseus --
Plato and Platonists --
The Posidonian objections --
Freedom --
4. Feelings without assent --
Beginnings and "bitings" at Athens --
The Senecan Account --
"A requirement of the human condition" --
Alexandrian Propatheiai --
A stoic essential --
5. Brutishness and insanity --
Orestes and the Phantastikon --
Melancholic loss of virtue --
Fluttery ignorance --
Emotions as causes --
Brutishness --
Seneca's three movements. 6. Traits of character --
Scalar conditions of mind --
Fondnesses and aversions --
Proclivities --
Habitudes of the wise --
7. The development of character --
Empiricism and corruption --
The twofold cause --
Cicero's Hall of Mirrors --
The establishment of traits --
Autonomy and luck --
8. City of friends and lovers --
Concern for others --
Proper friendship and the wise community --
Friendship and self-sufficiency --
Optimistic love --
Ordinary affections --
9. The tears of Alcibiades --
Wisdom and remorse --
Strategies for consolation --
The status of premise 2 --
Progressor-pain and moral shame --
Apatheia revisited --
Appendix : The status of confidence in stoic classifications --
List of abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index locorum --
General index.
Other Titles: Stoicism and emotion
Responsibility: Margaret R. Graver.

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