Stoicism and Emotion by Margaret R. Graver

Stoicism and Emotion Paperback Nov 24 2009

By Margaret R. Graver
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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 a 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 work, Margaret R. Graver gives a compelling new interpretation of the Stoic position. Drawing on a vast range of ancient sources, she argues that the chief demand of Stoic ethics is not that we should suppress or deny our feelings, but that we should perfect the rational mind at the core of every human being.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publication date
Nov 24 2009
Language
English
Pages
272
ISBN-13
9780226305585
ISBN-10
0226305589
Weight
431g
Dimensions
152.0mm x 229.0mm