If philosophy can undermine irrational beliefs, and thereby remove the anxiety, fear, and depression, we have philosophy as therapy. This doesn’t mean every philosopher is suited to be a therapist. But the activity getting rid of irrational beliefs can be therapeutic.
October 26 : Philosophy as Therapy
From Plato and Sextus Empiricus to Wittgenstein, many important thinkers have thought of philosophy...
October 19 : Freedom, Blame, and Resentment
When someone acts without regard for our feelings or needs, a natural response is to feel...
October 12 : Corporations and the Future of Democracy
The US prides itself on the strength of its democratic institutions and considers itself a leader...
We blame and resent people for the things for which they are responsible. And we think people are responsible for what they freely do. So by looking at when blame and resentment are called for and when they are not, maybe we can learn something about freedom.