Philosophy & Psychotherapy: Schopenhauer on Love

Schopenhauer on Love - Alain De Botton surveys the 19th Century German thinker Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) who believed that love was the most important thing in life because of its powerful impulse towards 'the will-to-life'.

Philosophy is often a useful complementary mean to psychotherapy and counselling. The philosophical reflection on a particular problem - such as anger, hardship, stress or anxiety – or on general problems - such as the question of a happy and meaningful life – can often positively support the progress of psychotherapy and counselling.