Isocrates’ Theory of Goodwill (Eunoia) as a Precursor of Emotional Intelligence

Minimizing the Distance? On Pity and Emotional Detachment

The danger of getting lost in translation – whether from one language to another or one culture to another – is a truism that points to recurrent challenges that classicists, among others, have to face.  This is no less the case with emotion-terms.  The debate about whether certain emotions are “basic”, hard-wired, and thus (more or less) easily translatable across cultures has a long history and continues today.[1]  Following the… Read more

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