Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions

Schneck A (2019)
BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 27(SI): 753-770.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
This article examines Elisabeth of Bohemia's account of the emotions. I argue that Elisabeth's objections against Descartes' ethics, which is often characterized as 'Neo-Stoic', show striking similarities to the arguments that the ancient Peripatetics made against classical Stoic approaches. Like the Peripatetics, she challenges the feasibility as well as the desirability of Descartes' ethical injunctions regarding emotional control. In particular, Elisabeth joins the Peripatetics in holding that certain external goods are essential for happiness and that the emotions are necessary for motivating, guiding and correcting action. In aligning Elisabeth's thinking about the emotions with the Aristotelian tradition, I depart from various other interpretations, especially from those who see her position as a precursor of later feminist accounts, or as embodying a distinctively female perspective.
Stichworte
Elisabeth of Bohemia; Descartes; emotions; happiness; early modern; ethics; Aristotelianism; Neo-Stoicism
Erscheinungsjahr
2019
Zeitschriftentitel
BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
Band
27
Ausgabe
SI
Seite(n)
753-770
ISSN
0960-8788
eISSN
1469-3526
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2936336

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Schneck A. Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY. 2019;27(SI):753-770.
Schneck, A. (2019). Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, 27(SI), 753-770. doi:10.1080/09608788.2019.1612321
Schneck, A. (2019). Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 27, 753-770.
Schneck, A., 2019. Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, 27(SI), p 753-770.
A. Schneck, “Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions”, BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 27, 2019, pp. 753-770.
Schneck, A.: Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY. 27, 753-770 (2019).
Schneck, Ariane. “Elisabeth of Bohemia's Neo-Peripatetic account of the emotions”. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 27.SI (2019): 753-770.