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Pathos: Aristotle on emotions

Grant number: 17/50285-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2018 - January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Cooperation agreement: CNRS
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal researcher:Marco Antônio de Ávila Zingano
Grantee:Marco Antônio de Ávila Zingano
Principal researcher abroad: Cristina Viano
Institution abroad: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4), France
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This project concerns the Aristotelian theory of emotions. The aim is not only to clarify Aristotle's understanding of this psychological phenomenon but also to analyze deeply the Aristotelian metaphysics of emotions and its contemporary appropriations by the so-called neoaristotelians. We will approach the Aristotelian theory of emotions from three perspectives: the hylemorphism (de anima, metaphysics), the cognitive aspect of the emotions (ethics) and the power of persuasion that makes people to accept some propositions (rhetoric). All these perspectives converge in the definition of anger. Anger has a privileged place in our project because it is a paradigmatic example of emotions in the Aristotelian psychology. (AU)

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