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Feeling Fantastic: Emotions and Appearances in Aristotle

Dow, JPG (2009) Feeling Fantastic: Emotions and Appearances in Aristotle. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 37. 143 - 175 .


This paper takes up the claim of some recent commentators that Aristotle, in the Rhetoric, supposed that emotional experience involved things merely appearing to the subject to be as they are represented, rather than the subject’s actually taking them to be so. Supposedly this represents a better interpretation of the Rhetoric (especially Aristotle’s use of phantasia (appearance) and cognates in connection with the emotions) and a better philosophical position for Aristotle. I shall argue that the claimhas neither of these merits

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Aristotle, Rhetoric, Passions, Emotions, Appearances, Phantasia, De anima, Perception
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA CETL) (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 11:17
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:36
Published Version: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/category/academic/serie...
Status: Published
Publisher: Oxford University Press
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74764

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