Emotions, 'Phantasia' and Feeling in Aristotle's Rhetoric

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2009
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Pott, Heleen J.
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Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
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Over the past three decades, philosophy has seen a remarkable revival of interest in the concept of emotion and with it a reassessment of the role of the pathê in the work of Aristotle. Quite a number of scholars claim him as the first philosopher to defend a cognitive approach in emotion theory. I will argue that this claim is one-sided and that his discussions of the passions differ markedly from contemporary cognitive views of emotion.
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Greek Research, Greece, Australia, Heleen J. Pott
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Pott, Heleen J. 2009. Emotions, 'Phantasia' and Feeling in Aristotle's Rhetoric. In E. Close, G. Couvalis, G. Frazis, M. Palaktsoglou, and M. Tsianikas (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2007", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 71-80.