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n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Plotinus’ hierarchical view of emotions and its relevance to research on affectivity

Volume 62 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Abstract

In the paper I start by presenting the status quæstionis. Since the existing analyses do not do justice to Plotinus’ view of emotions, I present a number of passages from the Enneads in order to give a complete account. The emerging picture is complex and dynamic. To offer a comprehensive interpretation I resort to a hierarchical approach. As a result, strata of affectivity are identified. Finally I compare Plotinus’ perspective with Max Scheler’s and Nicolai Hartmann’s and suggest that a vertical model of affectivity is attractive because it accounts for apparently conflicting features of affectivity.

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2019-12-08

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