Passions in Stoicism


  • François Gabriel Antoine Gagin Universidad del Valle


Passion, philosophy, politics, animal sickness, ataraxia


After a few general considerations on what the Greek experience of passion represents, the position of Plato and Arisitotle is cansidered to further underline in a contrapunctual manner, the originality of Stoic Psichology which, doing without the presence of the irrationality inherent to the human soul, defines a Passion as a result of an error in judgement. These sicknesses of the soul which, in a stoical perspective, are the passions, reveal an incomprehension and a disagreement of man with his surrounding, and is incapable of living in the present. The physical discourse, propaedeutical of Ethics, is revealing of fhe virtous conduct free of passions.

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François Gabriel Antoine Gagin, Universidad del Valle

Universidad del Valle



How to Cite

Gagin, F. G. A. (2006). Passions in Stoicism. Estudios De Filosofía, (34), 187–199. Retrieved from



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