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Facing Death: Epicurus and his Critics

James Warren

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199252893
eISBN:
9780191601408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252890.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A comprehensive study and articulation of the interlocking Epicurean arguments against the fear of death found not only in the writings of Epicurus himself but also in Lucretius' poem De Rerum Natura ... More


True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book states that we live our lives through our emotions, and that it is our emotions which give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, ... More


Simulation in Low‐Level Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

People have a primitive and largely automatic ability to recognize emotions in faces, an ability best explained by simulation, more specifically, mirror processes. In lesion studies of fear, disgust, ... More


What Is Missing From the Judgemental Analysis?: Brain Research and Limitations on Stoic Cognitive Therapy

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What is the missing element in the analysis of emotion as value judgement which Posidonius tried to fill with his movements of soul capacities? Perhaps the bodily reactions, only sometimes noticed, ... More


First Movements In Augustine: Adaptation and Misunderstanding

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Augustine agreed that sin starts when we enjoy or prolong bad thoughts, and concluded that we need to seek forgiveness by saying the Lord's Prayer every day. He was against the view he ascribed to ... More


Wisdom and Courage in the Protagoras and the Nicomachean Ethics

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter compares accounts of the relation of wisdom to courage given in the Protagoras and the Nicomachean Ethics. In the former, Socrates maintains that courage is identical with knowledge (= ... More


The Fear of Death

Voula Tsouna

in The Ethics of Philodemus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the surviving part of the fourth book of Philodemus' treatise On Death. It also makes brief mention of Philodemus' treatment of superstitious fears concerning death in [On ... More


Courage and Continence (NE III.6–9)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle is famous for his doctrine of the mean, but this is just one of several doctrines that together constitute Aristotle’s architectonic of virtue. The others include the doctrine of disjoint ... More


Reply to My Critics

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the author's reply to his critics and addresses specific interesting issues they raise. He considers it interesting that all three of his critics focus (to varying degrees) on ... More


The Story of Abraham: The Desires of the Heart

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Abraham is an exemplar of a person who suffers because of what he has set his heart on. This chapter examines the problem of suffering in connection with the loss or deprivation of the desires of the ... More


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