Hypochondria, or, the awareness of death that goes against the cure

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Fifteen years after the publication of G. Braddock’s paper “Epicureanism, death, and the good life” in Philosophical inquiry the time has come to think of what actually prevents Epicureanism from taking root in Western societies, thereby facilitating our relationship with disease and care: hypochondria. In this commentary I analyse the philosophical problem of hypochondria overturning Heidegger’s idea that awareness of death is positive and calling for medical therapies that, through the help of psychology, would act on the causes and elimination of hypochondria.

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Leonardo Caffo

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Caffo, L. (2016). Hypochondria, or, the awareness of death that goes against the cure. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 52(1), 4-5. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/369
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