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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 & Psychotherapy: Montaigne on Self-Esteem

Montaigne on Self-Esteem looks at the problem of self-esteem from the perspective of Michel de Montaigne (16th Century), the French philosopher who singled out three main reasons for feeling bad about oneself - sexual inadequecy, failure to live up to social norms, and intellectual inferiority - and then offered practical solutions for overcoming them.

Philosophy & Counselling: Seneca on Anger

Seneca refused to see anger as something over which we have no control. Instead he saw it as a philosophical problem amenable to treatment.

Philosophy & Psychotherapy: Socrates on Self-Confidence

Why do so many people go along with the crowd and fail to stand up for what they truly believe? Partly because they are too easily swayed by other people's opinions and partly because they don't know when to have confidence in their own.

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