Order:
  1.  29
    “Emotions That Do Not Move”: Zhuangzi and Stoics on Self-Emerging Feelings.David Machek - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (4):521-544.
    This essay develops a comparison between the Stoic and Daoist theories of emotions in order to provide a new interpretation of the emotional life of the wise person according to the Daoist classic Zhuangzi 莊子, and to shed light on larger divergences between the Greco-Roman and Chinese intellectual traditions. The core argument is that both Zhuangzi and the Stoics believed that there is a peculiar kind of emotional responses that emerge by themselves and are therefore wholly natural, since they do (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  2.  7
    Carving, Taming or Gardening? Plutarch on Emotions, Reason and Virtue.David Machek - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (2):255-275.
    This article attempts to provide an overview and discussion of Plutarch’s views in his Moralia about emotions and their relation to moral virtue and reason. By tracking different clusters of imagery – artisanal, zoological and botanic – that Plutarch uses in his essays to articulate the relationship between emotions and reason, it explores three philosophical perspectives on emotions: emotions of a virtuous person are likened to a well-shaped piece of material; to animals that need to be guided or reined in (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3.  5
    Stoics and Daoists on Freedom as Doing Necessary Things.David Machek - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 68 (1):174-200.
    Comparisons between early Chinese Daoism and ancient Greco-Roman Stoicism have recently become quite popular with scholars working in Sino-Western comparative philosophy. It has been pointed out that there are fundamental similarities between the two schools in their commitment to the ideal of "following nature" or in their views about emotional detachment. In this comparative article, I would like to suggest that these similarities are even deeper than has so far been acknowledged, and that the existing differences between the two schools, (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4.  18
    Beyond Sincerity and Pretense: Role-Playing and Unstructured Self in the Zhuangzi.David Machek - 2016 - Asian Philosophy 26 (1):52-65.
    ABSTRACTThis article engages with a recent view that the Daoist Classic Zhuangzi advances an alternative to the Confucian role-ethics. According to this view, Zhuangzi opposes the Confucian idea that we should play our social roles with sincerity and instead argues that we should take the liberty to detach ourselves from the roles we play and ‘pretend’ them. It is argued in this article that Zhuangzi’s ideal of role-playing is based neither on sincerity nor on pretense. Instead, it is akin to (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5.  10
    Using Our Selves: An Interpretation of the Stoic Four-Personae Theory in Cicero’s De Officiis I.David Machek - 2016 - Apeiron 49 (2).
  6.  15
    The Doubleness of Craft: Motifs of Technical Action in Life Praxis According to Aristotle and Zhuangzi.David Machek - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (4):507-526.
    This article offers a philosophical reflection on ambivalences inherent in the notion of craft analogy in the thought of Zhuangzi and Aristotle. Does it make sense to establish the analogy between the structure of the good conduct of life and the structure of the successful performance of craft? In turn, what are the reasons for rejecting this analogy? This study shows that both philosophers had strong reasons both for their commitment to some aspects of the analogy and for its decisive (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7. As a Form of Intellect, Emotions Like Substance. Plútarchova Theory of Moral Virtue in Virtue De Morali.David Machek - 2012 - Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 43:3-31.
    The article offers a critical analysis Plútarchovy moral theory in the work De Morali Virtue in its historical context and monitors while the more general philosophical question: what problems they must address philosophical theory of action that is motivated by the need to prove it is a substantial difference between reason and emotion as two sources of motivation, as Plutarch sought for it in this polemic against stoikům? In the first part, the author reconstructs Plútarchovo concept with special attention to (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8. Book Review. [REVIEW]David Machek - 2010 - Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 38:146-156.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark