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November 7: David Konstan

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 24, 2014 | 7 comments | Read More »

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.

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