Existential Despair in Philosophy

Many people criticise philosophy as being disconnected from our daily existence, however, this critique is not new, it is in fact as old as philosophy itself. In the ancient Greek fable, โ€œThe Astrologer who Fell into a Wellโ€, Thales of Miletus, considered as the first philosopher, is said to have been so lost in thoughtContinue reading “Existential Despair in Philosophy”

Book Review: The Sickness unto Death – Kierkegaard

Sรธren Kierkegaard wrote one of the most remarkable theistic existentialist works of the 19th century, The Sickness unto Death is famed for the depth and acuity of its psychological insights. Writing under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of โ€˜despairโ€™. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety which is a not-wanting-to-be-oneself. It is aContinue reading “Book Review: The Sickness unto Death – Kierkegaard”