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(ˌætəˈræksɪə) or


(Medicine) calmness or peace of mind; emotional tranquillity
[C17: from Greek: serenity, from ataraktos undisturbed, from a-11 + tarassein to trouble]


(ˌæt əˈræk si ə)

also at′a•rax′y,

a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek: calmness <a- a-6 + taraktós, v. adj. of tarássein to disturb]
at`a•rac′tic (-tɪk) at`a•rax′ic, adj., n.


a state of tranquility free from anxiety and emotional disturbance. — ataractic, ataraxic, adj.
See also: Happiness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ataraxia - peace of mindataraxia - peace of mind        
serenity, tranquility, placidity, tranquillity, repose, quiet - a disposition free from stress or emotion


, ataraxy
n. ataraxia; impasividad.
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You can't flip a switch and make it happen overnight, but if this legislation were to pass, all of us would definitely expand," said Ross Morreale, co-founder of Ataraxia, which owns a cultivation facility in southern Illinois and co-owns dispensaries in several neighborhoods.
For Calvin, "indolence", or one could also say the traditional Mediterranean affective state of ataraxia, serves as an obstacle to the Christian "descending" into herself.
The skeptic is motivated by a desire to attain a state of ataraxia, the tranquility that ensues when we can free ourselves from the anxiety of epistemically motivated commitment, epistemic vigilance and monitoring, or epistemically guided attention.
Citing Pyrrhonian skepticism, Macke references the term ataraxia, meaning nothing is good or bad, and uses it throughout the chapter as he discusses Gregory Bateson and Jurgen Ruesch's (1951) four levels of communicative experience, Martin Heidegger's (1954/1968) concept of thinking, Maurice Merleau-Ponty's (1968) concept of flesh, Michel Foucault's (2005) concept of "self-care," and the influence of our families of origin in terms of our intimacy with others and psychological boundaries.
Las consecuencias epistemologicas de los escepticos no se limitaban a minar la confianza en ciertas creencias, valores, criterios de validez y modos de argumentacion, ni a suspender el juicio, sino que tambien entranaban ciertas consecuencias practicas, como la ataraxia o tranquilidad, de indole etica y politica.
O, aun mas, se alejo del estoicismo que sostenia la incompatibilidad de la compasion con una etica y que predicaba el dominio de la razon sobre los afectos, y la ataraxia o imperturbabilidad contra la compasion (enfermedad del alma) (4).
Es mas, una vez inmersos, los agentes no tendrian otra escapatoria que salirse del juego, lo que los llevaria a la ataraxia, una suerte de muerte social.
Overall, she praises the basically Stoic ideals embodied by her literary predecessor, Philips, and encourages women to read history and philosophy and to cultivate rational pleasures to achieve Epicurean ataraxia, or tranquil pleasure (Williamson 91-92).
Sextus highlights, too, that Pyrrhonism resists the dogmatic assertion of Academic skepticism that nothing at all can be known and instead strives for the tranquility, or ataraxia, that comes as a result of resting in one's own uncertainty.
La indiferencia "es una forma de ataraxia epicurea o de apatia estoica" (2015: 36).
En principio, esto parece indiscutible, despues de todo, es evidente que la meta central de todas las corrientes escepticas clasicas, tanto del principalmente referenciado pirronismo, como de la version academica del escepticismo, es la de la ataraxia.
El sometimiento de todas las pasiones a la razon y la exaltacion de la ataraxia (serenidad e imperturbabilidad) como ideal del sabio.