- 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
Judgements Insufficient for Emotion Exhaustion and Lack of Imagination
- (p.109) 7 Posidonius
- Emotion and Peace of Mind
Richard Sorabji (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
For Posidonius, the value judgements proposed by Chrysippus are not sufficient for emotion because they can remain intact while emotion fades through exhaustion, and because emotion requires us also to imagine what is judged and to pay attention to it. Posidonius' explanation is that in exhaustion and without imagination, the movements of the irrational capacities are missing. These movements are spatial movements of physical soul, but not yet identified, like Seneca's first movements, with contractions and suchlike. Further, whereas Posidonius' emphasis is that in special cases the movements can be sufficient for emotion, Seneca's emphasis is that first movements need not lead on to emotion at all, because emotion is something of a very different kind, namely judgement.
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