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Existential Anxiety

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20 Campaign Reporters Wasted A Year Trying To Make A Useless Prediction About Hillary Clinton | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Sometimes it's almost possible to feel sorry for campaign reporters during a presidential election cycle. Take, for example, this report in Politico a...

Why Buddhist Meditation Can't Solve All Our Problems

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Our muddling is forever constant because the human condition is a predicament to be continually managed, not a problem to be fixed or solved.

What About Now?

Sophia Khan | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Sophia Khan

You're breathing. You're you. You are. And you cannot for the very life of you say why or for how long. The endless, gaping field of possibilities and paths for each moment of each day of your life swarms your racing mind, prickling the barricades of your sanity.

Death and the Afterlife: A Review Essay

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

In his timely, thought-provoking book, Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler argues persuasively that the taking for granted of such a collective afterlife underpins our valuing or caring about our various activities, projects, and involvements.

Climate Change, Narcissism, Denial, Apocalyptic Anxiety

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Robert D. Stolorow

On October 5, 2012, on the front page of The Huffington Post, appeared a terrifying image of melting arctic ice, accompanied by the chilling headline,...

Earthquakes, Trauma, and Existential Anxiety

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

Angelenos who live by the San Andreas Fault Line live in a vague state of anxiety. It is an existential anxiety -- about our own existence and the existence of all those whom we love.

Confronting Death With An Open, Mindful Attitude

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Death can be terrifying. Recognizing that death is inescapable and unpredictable makes us incredibly vulnerable. This disrupts our instinct to remain a living, breathing organism. So what do we do?

The Work of Mourning, by Jacques Derrida

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

True to its title, Jacques Derrida's The Work of Mourning (2001) is a haunting book, consisting in a series of 14 texts, each memorializing one of his...

Why Israel is Moving to the Right

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Israel has been sliding into ever greater isolation in the last years and this process has accelerated since Netanayhu came to power in 2009. The inte...