Ataraxia



a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
Historical Examples

When the sage realizes this, he will cease to prefer one course of action to another, and the result will be apathy, “ataraxia.”
A Critical History of Greek Philosophy W. T. Stace

The aim of Pyrrhonism was ataraxia in those things which pertain to opinion, and moderation in the things which life imposes.
Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism Mary Mills Patrick

The method, however, by which ataraxia or peace of mind could be reached, was peculiar to the Sceptic.
Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism Mary Mills Patrick

ataraxia came to the Sceptic as success in painting the foam on a horse’s mouth came to Apelles the painter.
Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism Mary Mills Patrick

noun
calmness or peace of mind; emotional tranquillity
n.

also Englished as ataraxy, “calmness, impassivity,” c.1600, from Modern Latin, from Greek ataraxia “impassiveness,” from a-, privative prefix, + tarassein (Attic tarattein) “to disturb, confuse,” from PIE root *dher- “to make muddy, darken.”

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