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Virtue and HappinessEssays in Honour of Julia Annas$
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Rachana Kamtekar

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646043

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.001.0001

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EXCESSIVENESS AND OUR NATURAL DEVELOPMENT

EXCESSIVENESS AND OUR NATURAL DEVELOPMENT

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(p.170) (p.171) EXCESSIVENESS AND OUR NATURAL DEVELOPMENT
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Virtue and Happiness
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ROSALIND HURSTHOUSE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.003.0010

Twenty-five years ago, Inwood said that the question of what the excessiveness of the impulses involved in the emotions or passions consisted in was ‘perhaps the most difficult aspect of the [Stoic] theory of the passions’. In this chapter it is argued that we need to distinguish the violent, ‘literal’, form of excessiveness from an ‘ethically loaded’ form, but that Chrysippus’s account of excessiveness as being ‘out of control’ applies to both. Moreover, if, as he does not, we push the story of our natural development as rational animals back to where it truly starts, namely with speech in toddlers, his view that excessive impulses come from a defective rational soul, one that has not developed in accordance with nature, also applies to both.

Keywords:   Chrysippus, emotions, excessiveness, natural development, passions, Stoic

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