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TitleThe Emotions in Hellenistic Philosophy [electronic resource] / edited by Juha Sihvola, Troels Engberg-Pedersen
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1998
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9082-2
Descript XII, 380 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Discussions about the nature of the emotions in Hellenistic philosophy have aroused intense scholarly interest over the last few years. The topics covered by the essays in this volume range from the classical background of Hellenistic theories, through debates on emotion in the major Hellenistic schools, to discussions in later antiquity. Special emphasis is placed on the development of the Stoic views on the nature and value of the emotions. The essays are written with a high level of philosophical and classical scholarship, but contain no exclusive technicalities. Audience: This first comprehensive treatment of the emotions in Hellenistic philosophy can be read with pleasure and profit not only by professionals in ancient philosophy but also all those who are interested in the philosophy of mind and its history


CONTENT

How the Philosophical Analysis of the Emotions was Introduced -- The Old Stoic Theory of Emotions -- Posidonius on Emotions -- Did Galen Understand Platonic and Stoic Thinking on Emotions? -- Chrysippus โ{128}{148} Posidonius โ{128}{148} Seneca: A High-Level Debate on Emotion -- Epicureans on Anger -- The Sceptics and the Emotions -- Stoic Inhumanity -- The Two Faces of Stoicism: Rousseau and Freud -- Eros and the Wise: The Stoic Response to a Cultural Dilemma -- Marcus Aurelius on Emotions -- Plotinus on the Emotions -- Contributors -- Index of Names


Philosophy History Philology Philosophy Ancient Ethics Philosophy of mind Philosophy Philosophy of Mind Classical Studies Ethics History general Classical Philosophy



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