Philosophy as Cognitive Therapy

Albert Ellis, the founder of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, was originally a Psychoanalyst but became disillusioned with its results. He turned to the teachings of an ancient Roman slave and philosopher - Epictetus. Epictetus was Greek, and followed the teachings of Socrates and Plato. The Stoic philosophy has a familiar ring because it uses basically the same method …

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A way of life

It's Spring Break (aka reading week), and I've already taken on some reading projects. I'm currently working through Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and considering the validity of the Dawkin's meme concept, especially in relation to ethics and "sociobiology." David Widdicombe, over at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, has an interesting critique of Darwinists who reject …

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