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angry man

Ever since the Stoic Seneca wrote about how to cure the disease of anger two millennia ago, philosophers and physicians have been worrying about this violent passion. The kinds of anger examined will range widely, from divine wrath to Twitter rage, from the Furies of Greek mythology to the angry young men of Bollywood movies, and from the irritable, livid, and bilious excrescences of the body to the terrifying power of raging mental storms. The project will ask what philosophical, religious, and medical techniques have been used to try to manage anger.

The Anger strand is led by Thomas Dixon, Principal Investigator on Living with Feeling and Professor of History