“Consolations of Philosophy”

Seneca characterized anger as a rational response that nonetheless relies on false premises, namely that we have more control over our circumstances than we actually do, and that our optimism about outcomes is unfounded and sets us up with unrealistic expectations.
Describe Seneca’s views on the origins/causes of frustration, anger, our sense of injustice, and anxiety. What causes all these maladies? And does life have to be full of these maladies (or can it be different)? What is Seneca’s prescription to live a calmer life?

“Consolations of Philosophy”
In this paper, you are to address each of the following questions:
a. Explain in your own words that philosopher’s theory and ideas. What are their views, arguments, and reasons? Do not use the pronoun “I” here. (a and b will be 2 pages)
b. Give your critical analysis of the philosopher’s ideas and arguments.

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