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Author Graver, Margaret.
Title Stoicism & emotion / Margaret R. Graver.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2007]
©2007

Subject Stoics.
Emotions (Philosophy)
Add Title Stoicism and emotion
Subject Stoics.
Emotions (Philosophy)
Add Title Stoicism and emotion
Description 1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and indexes.
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.
Summary 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 conducted a searching examination of these powerful psychological responses, seeking to understand what attitude toward them expresses the deepest respect for human potential. In this.
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ISBN 9780226305202 (electronic bk.)
0226305201 (electronic bk.)
1281956910
9781281956910
9780226305578 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226305570 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 309886246
Additional Format Print version: Graver, Margaret. Stoicism & emotion. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007 9780226305578 0226305570 (DLC) 2007015185 (OCoLC)123349821