Introduction; 1. Medical analogies in Buddhist and Hellenistic thought: tranquillity and anger Christopher Gowans; 2. Rationality as the therapy of self-liberation in Spinoza's Ethics Michael Hampe; 3. Two pedagogies for happiness: healing goals and healing methods in the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas and the Sry Bhaya of Ramanuja Martin Ganeri; 4. The thinker and the draughtsman: Wittgenstein, perspicuous relations, and 'working on oneself' Garry L. Hagberg; 5. Therapy and theory reconstructed: Plato and his successors Stephen R. L. Clark; 6. The teacher as mother or midwife? A comparison of Brahminical and Socratic methods of education Kate Wharton; 7. A return to the self: Indians and Greeks on life as art and philosophical therapy Jonardon Ganeri; 8. For mortal souls: philosophy and therapeia in Nietzsche's Dawn Keith Ansell Pearson; 9. The philosopher as pathogenic agent, patient and therapist: the case of William James Logi Gunnarsson; 10. Curing diseases of belief and desire: Buddhist philosophical therapy David Burton; 11. Patanjali's yoga as therapeia Jayandra Soni; Bibliography.
Essays by leading scholars providing a new reading of the history of philosophy, through the concept of philosophy as therapeia.
"...Philosophy as Therapeia is a highly commendable review and introduction to the fascinating domain of philosophical therapy." --Konrad Banicki, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Philosophy in Review