Image of Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes, ca. 1598–99

Unit 5: Emotions & the Body

Week 19: Emotions and the Good Life

Thurs Feb 10 AMAspects of emotions & The divided selfHeidt, The Happiness Hypothesis, ch 1
Targeted lectures Small group discussions
Thurs Feb 10 PMEmotions and virtue
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, selections from books II and IIITargeted lectures Small group discussions
Tues Feb 15Moderate or extirpate?
Epictetus, Enchiridion, selectionsTargeted lectures Small group discussions

Week 20: Emotions and Action—Anger

Thurs Feb 17 AMAgainst anger: Stoic and Buddhist approachesSeneca, De Ira, selections; Nussbaum, “Transitional Anger” 
Pali Canon, selections
Targeted lectures Small group discussions
Thurs Feb 17 PMAnger and oppressionLorde, “The Uses of Anger”; Frye, “A Note on Anger”;
Listen: Ministry of ideas episode “Anger Management”
Targeted lectures Small group discussions
Tues Feb 22Watch (TBA)Targeted lectures Small group discussions

Week 21: Emotions Between Biology and Society

Thurs Feb 24 AMTheories of emotions Prinz, Embodied emotionsPlenary
Thurs Feb 24 PBSocial Constructions
TED talk by Lisa F BarrettPossible guests lecturer or interdisciplinary panel
Tues Mar 1Political FuneralsDiva TV videos on the ACTUP archive webpagePlenary with breakout groupsMeet in sections