Monday, September 03, 2012
ataraxia noun [at-uh-RAK-see-uh] A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquility.
Definitions for ataraxia
- A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquility.
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Citations for ataraxia
The former breathes only peace and liberty; he desires only to live and be free from labor; even the ataraxia of the Stoic falls far short of his profound indifference to every other object.
Thus, hedonism ends in ataraxia, which confirms the paradoxical relation between sadism and stoicism.
Origin of ataraxia
Ataraxia stems from the Greek word of the same spelling that meant "impassiveness."