- Title Pages
- 1 Emotion As Cognitive and Its Therapy
- 2 The Emotions As Value Judgements In Chrysippus
- 3 Seneca's Defence
- 4 Seneca's Defence
- 5 The Arts
- 6 Posidonius On the Irrational Forces In Emotion
- 7 Posidonius
- 8 Posidonius
- 9 Aspasius and Other Objections To Chrysippus
- 10 What Is Missing From the Judgemental Analysis?
- 11 The Role Of Analytic Philosophy In Stoic Cognitive Therapy
- 12 Stoic Indifference: A Barrier To Therapy?
- 13 The Case For and Against Eradication Of Emotion
- 14 The Traditions Of Moderation and Eradication
- 15 How the Ancient Exercises Work
- 16 Exercises Concerned With Time and the Self
- 17 Physiology and the Non‐Cognitive Galen's Alternative Approach to Emotion
- 18 Sex, Love, and Marriage In Pagan Philosophy and the Use Of Catharsis
- 19 Catharsis and the Classification Of Therapies
- 20 Emotional Conflict and the Divided Self
- 21 The Concept Of Will
- 22 First Movements As Bad Thoughts
- 23 From First Movements To the Seven Cardinal Sins Evagrius
- 24 First Movements In Augustine
- 25 Christians On Moderation Versus Eradication
- 26 Augustine On Lust and the Will
- Bibliography Of Secondary Sources Mentioned
- Index Of Ancient Thinkers
- Index Locorum
- Subject and Name Index
Third Movements as Harmonizing Chrysippus and Zeno
- (p.55) 3 Seneca's Defence
- Emotion and Peace of Mind
Richard Sorabji (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
Zeno of Citium, the Stoic founder, had tried out other definitions of emotion. One, defended by Chrysippus, was that emotion involves oscillating, like Medea, between accepting the right value judgement and disobeying it. But disobedience to reason is not the same as mistake. How can it be, and is it ever, combined with mistake? The Stoic Seneca (1st century CE) allows this by distinguishing three movements in anger. The first movement is the appearance that revenge is appropriate and the resulting shock to soul or body. The second is the mistaken assent to the appearance that revenge is appropriate. The third movement — the full emotion — moves from mistake to disobedience with the judgement that revenge is to be pursued, appropriate or not.
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