The Philosophy of Anxiety | Newberry

The Philosophy of Anxiety

Led by Harrison Sherrod
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Four sessions. July 21-August 11.



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Seminar Description

Our so-called “age of anxiety” is also the age that, much to its peril, has dismissed philosophy as neither a worthwhile academic pursuit nor a guide to living well. But anxiety (and how to deal with it) has been one of the most enduring subjects of analysis for philosophers ranging from Epictetus and Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Lacan. This course will ask: why is anxiety a philosophical problem, and how might philosophy help combat our anxiety?

Harrison Sherrod manages a film production company by day and teaches seminars at the Newberry by night. He has led courses on everything from metaphysical detectives and con games to Star Wars and Marxism.

Materials List


  • Instructor Distributed Materials

First Reading:

Cost and Registration Information 

Four sessions. Registration: $120 ($108 for Newberry members, seniors, and students)

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