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Philosophy as therapeia

Author: Clare Carlisle; Jonardon Ganeri
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy supplement, 66
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Addressing the concept of philosophy as therapeia, this collection of essays by leading scholars provides a new reading of the history of philosophy, contradicting those who have wanted to maintain  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Carlisle; Jonardon Ganeri
ISBN: 9780521165150 0521165156
OCLC Number: 769670357
Description: vii, 245 s
Contents: Introduction; 1. Medical analogies in Buddhist and Hellenistic thought: tranquillity and anger Christopher Gowans; 2. Rationality as the therapy of self-liberation in Spinoza's Ethics Michael Hampe; 3. Two pedagogies for happiness: healing goals and healing methods in the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas and the Sry Bhaya of Ramanuja Martin Ganeri; 4. The thinker and the draughtsman: Wittgenstein, perspicuous relations, and 'working on oneself' Garry L. Hagberg; 5. Therapy and theory reconstructed: Plato and his successors Stephen R. L. Clark; 6. The teacher as mother or midwife? A comparison of Brahminical and Socratic methods of education Kate Wharton; 7. A return to the self: Indians and Greeks on life as art and philosophical therapy Jonardon Ganeri; 8. For mortal souls: philosophy and therapeia in Nietzsche's Dawn Keith Ansell Pearson; 9. The philosopher as pathogenic agent, patient and therapist: the case of William James Logi Gunnarsson; 10. Curing diseases of belief and desire: Buddhist philosophical therapy David Burton; 11. Patanjali's yoga as therapeia Jayandra Soni; Bibliography.
Series Title: Royal Institute of Philosophy supplement, 66
Responsibility: edited by Clare Carlisle & Jonardon Ganeri


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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 Read more...

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