Among the themes this article explores are the following: Can philosophy truly help us in times of crisis?  What are the distinctive ways in which philosophy can be therapeutic and provide solace?  What possible barriers exist to a person being able to be helped by philosophy?  What is it to be genuinely open, to ideas, to life?  What are the dynamics of pain and struggle in authentic searching?  What is it to see yourself in such searching?  What ways of teaching philosophy can allow students to derive maximum sustenance from philosophy?


openness, philosophical searching, individuality, public philosophy, receptivity, teaching philosophy

How to cite:

Rosensweig, J.P. “Philosophy for the Soul.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 5, no. 2 (2021):  112-125. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2021.0021.


J.P. Rosensweig
The Philosophy Institute, USA


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