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How Philosophy, Yes Philosophy, Can Help You With Anxiety

Buddha and Kierkegaard are here to help

Photo: Gerolamo Auricchio/EyeEm/Getty Images

II came to philosophy seeking relief from melancholy and anxiety. But after years of study, as a student and a philosophy professor, I still have these feelings. I now believe that anxiousness is a crucial aspect of the human condition, and I must live with it — it’s a vital component of my…

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Samir Chopra

Samir Chopra

Professor of Philosophy, Brooklyn College; blogger at samirchopra.com; @eyeonthepitch