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Stoic Emotions:

Stoicism views emotions as a result of our judgments and beliefs about the world. Rather than seeing emotions as uncontrollable reactions, Stoics argue that emotions are within our control. They emphasize that by examining and refining our thoughts and judgments, we can manage and even transform our emotional responses. For example, if someone feels anger, Stoicism suggests that by reassessing their beliefs and judgments about a situation, they can alter their emotional response and choose a more rational and constructive reaction.


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"Stoicism and Emotion" is a book written by Margaret Graver that explores the ancient philosophy of Stoicism and its relationship with emotions. The book delves into how Stoic thinkers, such as Seneca and Epictetus, approached and understood emotions, emphasizing self-control, rationality, and the pursuit of virtue as key aspects of Stoic philosophy. Graver's work provides a valuable analysis of Stoicism's views on emotions and their practical application in everyday life.

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