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Emotional Detachment: How to Square it with Love of Family and all Humans in the Stoics and Gandhi 1

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Stoics invented cognitive therapy of the emotions, through treating most natural objectives as in a qualified sense ‘indifferent’. How did they square this with advocating the extension of family ... More


Neoplatonism and the Renaissance

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the model of thinking put forth by Dante in his effort to establish harmony between human love and religious love. This model has been put to good use by philosophers in the ... More


Troubadour Fin’ Amors

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the antagonism between courtly love and mystical love; the former is limited to human beings and fosters sexual desire, while the latter is a love directed toward God that aims ... More


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