A Conceptual and Therapeutic Analysis of Fear

Authors: Starkstein, Sergio

  • Discusses a variety of remedies to fear from those proposed by the Hellenistic philosophers to those of contemporary times
  • Synthesises primary material into a dynamic and critical history that points to differences, insights, oversights, and continuities in perspectives on fear
  • Relates how therapeutic demands have influenced the ways that fear is understood
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About this book

There is an important gap in the philosophical literature concerning the concept of fear and its remedies, and this book has been designed to examine different concepts of fear that inform its therapy. Structured as a historical-philosophical investigation of the concept of fear, this book is not a purely historical analysis of fear but also provides a broad brushwork rendition of the main concepts of fear as presented by selected philosophers and thinkers, and how they have approached its therapy.


About the authors

Sergio Starkstein is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Western Australia. He obtained PhDs in neuropsychiatry (University of Buenos Aires) and philosophy (Murdoch University), and was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Starkstein, Sergio

    Pages 1-18

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  • The Epicurean Concept of Fear and the Road to Ataraxia

    Starkstein, Sergio

    Pages 19-52

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  • Roman Fears: Cicero’s and Seneca’s Remedies

    Starkstein, Sergio

    Pages 53-90

  • Montaigne’s Essays: A Humanistic Approach to Fear

    Starkstein, Sergio

    Pages 91-123

  • Thomas Hobbes and Fear: The Political Use of a Human Emotion

    Starkstein, Sergio

    Pages 125-155

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78348-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Conceptual and Therapeutic Analysis of Fear
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78349-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78349-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78348-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 299
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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