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Are emotions thoughts that can be calmed by a change of attitude? Or physical changes that should be treated by diet and drugs? Or the results of irrational psychic forces? This will affect whether Philosophy or Art can be used to calm them. The debate was particularly clearly stated in antiquity, but new brain research may help to give some answers.

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This event was on Wed, 01 Nov 2000

professor richard sorabji fba

Professor Richard Sorabji FBA

Professor of Rhetoric

Professor Richard Sorabji was Professor of philosophy at King's College London between 1970 and 2000.  Before that he was an Associate Professor at Cornell University...

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