Philosophy as Therapeia, Volume 66

Philosophy as Therapeia, Volume 66

by Clare Carlisle
     
 

‘Empty are the words of that philosopher who offers therapy for no human suffering. For just as there is no use in medical expertise if it does not give therapy for bodily diseases, so too there is no use in philosophy if it does not expel the suffering of the soul.' The philosopher Epicurus gave famous voice to a conception of philosophy as a cure or remedy

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‘Empty are the words of that philosopher who offers therapy for no human suffering. For just as there is no use in medical expertise if it does not give therapy for bodily diseases, so too there is no use in philosophy if it does not expel the suffering of the soul.' The philosopher Epicurus gave famous voice to a conception of philosophy as a cure or remedy for the maladies of the human soul. What has not until now received attention is just how prominent an idea this has been across a whole spectrum of philosophical tradition. Philosophy as Therapeia presents a collection of papers by leading scholars, providing a new reading of the history of philosophy, one which perhaps contradicts those who have wanted to maintain that philosophy is a peculiarly European cultural product, and instead affirms its identity as a global intellectual practice.

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"...Philosophy as Therapeia is a highly commendable review and introduction to the fascinating domain of philosophical therapy."
—Konrad Banicki, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Philosophy in Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521165150
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/13/2010
Series:
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements Series , #66
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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