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dc.contributor.authorWringe, B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:50:32Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:50:32Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.issn1333-4395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/21739
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I argue that the work of the unorthodox Stoic Posidonius - as reported to us by Galen - can be seen as making an interesting contribution to contemporary debates about the nature of emotion. Richard Sorabji has already argued that Posidonius' contribution highlights the weaknesses in some well-known contemporary forms of cognitivism. Here I argue that Posidonius might be seen as advocating a theory of the emotions which sees them as being, in at least some cases, two-level intentional phenomena. One level involves judgments, just as the orthodox Stoic account does. But Posidonius thinks that emotions must also include an element sometimes translated as an "irrational tug". I suggest that we see the "irrational tug" as involving a second level of intentional, but non-conceptual representation. This view satisfies two desiderata: it is a viewwhich would have been available to Posidonius and which is compatible with the views reported to us; and it is a view which is independently attractive. It also makes Posidonius' position less far removed from that of orthodox Stoics than it might otherwise do, while remaining genuinely innovative.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleProlegomenaen_US
dc.subjectEmotionsen_US
dc.subjectGalenen_US
dc.subjectIrrational tugen_US
dc.subjectNon-conceptual contenten_US
dc.subjectPosidoniusen_US
dc.titlePosidonius on emotionsand non-conceptual contenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.citation.spage185en_US
dc.citation.epage213en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber10en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.publisherSociety for the Advancement of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatiaen_US


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