Grenzerfahrungen des Menschlichen : psychisches Leiden als Herausforderung der Philosophie

Angehrn, Emil. (2014) Grenzerfahrungen des Menschlichen : psychisches Leiden als Herausforderung der Philosophie. Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie, Jg. 165, H. 4. pp. 106-110.

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Borderline experiences of the human condition: psychic suffering as a philosophical challenge. As well as the pursuit of happiness, the experience of suffering is part of human life. Suffering is more than the experience of damage or pain; not suffering as such, but the absurdity of suffering poses the real problem according to Nietzsche. This problem is all the more part of mental suffering. In this regard, interpretive psychopathology and negative anthropology develop opposing perspectives: the former aims to understand the meaning of the illness on the basis of the will of life, the latter tries to decipher the existential orientation of life in disturbed behaviour. Mental suffering reveals the basic problems of the human condition. Therein lies its importance and challenge for philosophy.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie > Ehemalige Einheiten Philosophie und Medienwissenschaft > Geschichte der Philosophie (Angehrn)
UniBasel Contributors:Angehrn, Emil
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Orell Füssli
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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