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The Call of CharacterLiving a Life Worth Living

The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural ... More

ExhaustionA History

Exhaustion: A History

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Today our fatigue feels chronic; our anxieties, amplified. Proliferating technologies command our attention. Many people complain of burnout, and economic instability and the threat of ecological ... More

The Lives of Erich FrommLove's Prophet

The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Lawrence Friedman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and ... More

Mental Health in the War on TerrorCulture, Science, and Statecraft

Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

Neil Aggarwal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166645
eISBN:
9780231538442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166645.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book finds that mental-health and biomedical professionals have created new forms of knowledge and practice in their desire to understand and fight terrorism. In the process, the state has used ... More

The Summons of Love

The Summons of Love

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158169
eISBN:
9780231527989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158169.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

We are conditioned to think that love heals wounds, makes us happy, and gives our lives meaning. When the opposite occurs and love causes fracturing, disenchantment, and existential turmoil, we ... More

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