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Title: Aristotle's Account of Anger: Narcissism and Illusions of Self-Sufficiency
Authors: Leighton, Stephen

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Keywords: Aristotle
Narcissism
Anger
Self-sufficiency
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Ratio, March 2002, pp. 23-45
Abstract: This paper considers an allegation by M. Stocker and E. Hegeman that Aristotle’s account of anger yields a narcissistic passion bedevilled by illusions of self-sufficiency. The paper argues on behalf of Aristotle’s valuing of anger within a virtuous and flourishing life, showing that and why Aristotle’s account is neither narcissistic nor involves illusions of self-sufficiency. In so arguing a deeper appreciation of Aristotle’s understanding of a self-sufficient life is reached, as are some interesting contrasts between Aristotle's understanding of anger, its connections to value and our own understanding of these matters.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/1916
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