Philosophy and the care of the self: a literature survey

Van Hooft, Stan 2002, Philosophy and the care of the self: a literature survey, Sophia: an international journal for philosophical theology and cross-cultural philosophy of religion, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 89-134.

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Title Philosophy and the care of the self: a literature survey
Author(s) Van Hooft, Stan
Journal name Sophia: an international journal for philosophical theology and cross-cultural philosophy of religion
Volume number 41
Issue number 1
Start page 89
End page 134
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2002-05
ISSN 0038-1527
1873-930X
Summary This article reviews a number of recent books and practices that address a renewed interest in the role that philosophy might play in the living of a rich and fulfilling life. The review looks at books addressed to the general public as well as books which discuss such classical and Hellenistic philosophers as took their task to be helping people achieve happiness in life. It then turns to contemporary studies of the self and of wisdom and turns finally to some newly emerging philosophical practices such as philosophical counselling and philosophical discussion groups of various kinds in order to explore whether philosophy can still be a source of consolation or guidance in contemporary life.
Language eng
Field of Research 220311 Philosophical Psychology (incl Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)
HERDC Research category D1 Major review
Copyright notice ©2002, Ashgate Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006275

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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