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It is not desired. a point which he makes at 8ra c5-8. From what A. tells us in our present passage (790 10-25) pain accompanies the disposition to anger because the penon is desiring something. a desire which he immediately goes on to say at 79' II-IS is being frustrated. When we look at the desires A. sets down in 79' I2r-I7. we find that they are desires for what would restore the individual to his natural state; cpo II II. 70a 18-27. The objects. then. of these desires are good. or are seen as good for himself by the individual.
D ... ) would be true only where the bringer of bad news manifests the same disposition. , COMMENTARY 4S 79a 3Ion. Thus I believe that the illustration is memt to say that men spontaneously assume such disregard when anyone causes them plrin. 'YOJela on the other person's part; c£ 79a la-IS (aVToi ... ).
We find 8I-8a cited by Diogenes a 5 cUM ... ,. 91) or, as A. says at a 6: ayavmeTova& . vneeomv. r.... , u'P' It seems more reasonable to take this as. 0cn1"'" OrO>Ta. UOle"a8a, (78b 34). ense of being superior; the second, their sense of justice, of what is owed to them. When either is denied they fed slighted, and so become angry. Ta. VOle ••aBa. ) V'I" eli. a,) tlrp' "d. 'l'we1a (which occasion anger), not about anger. iv On this and the following, C£A II, 71. 35 -7Ib 2; 14, 75' 14-15. These passages help one to understand the force of our aei•.