Passions vs Emotions, The Common Sense, and Dr Jean Rioux

Join me as I compare and contrast the ancient and the modern understanding of emotions, Aristotle asks the question, “Are there more than five senses?”, and I interview Dr Jean Rioux of Benedictine College about what therapists need to know from Aristotle’s De Anima.

Dr. Jean Rioux is a professor and chair of the philosophy department. He and his wife, Maria, raise their children in a renovated farmhouse a few miles outside Atchison. A graduate of Thomas Aquinas College, he completed his graduate work in philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, earning the M.A. in 1984 and the Ph.D. in 1990.


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