I introduce the major ideas of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and its founder Albert Ellis. I also critique REBT from an existentialist perspective. REBT has some commonality with existentialist thought, such as the idea that we are responsible for our emotions and how we think about what happens to us is largely determined by our underlying philosophy of life.
The philosopher Seneca the Younger (4 BC-AD 65), or simply know as Seneca, was one of the wisest and wittiest philosophers of all time. He looks at the shortness of life and encourages us to live with vitality. He prompts us to examine our soul. He invites us to laugh at ourselves rather than cry. Listen or read these selected quotes to improve your life. Gain wisdom from a man who has helped many people live better throughout the ages. These 99 quotes have been selected from Seneca's wisest sayings as meditations to live your life by.
Thomas Szasz presents his views on why libertarians should care more about psychiatric practices. Shows why psychiatric practices are a direct assault against the libertarian principle of non-aggression. Szasz argues that you have a civil right to believe crazy things. Towards the end of the video, he takes questions from the audience which help clarify his views.
Originally posted at https://www.cato.org/multimedia/events/libertarian-principles-psychiatric-practices-are-they-compatible
I talk with Jeffery Schaler about his new book, Thomas Szasz: The Man and His Ideas (http://amzn.to/2wvEHyO).
Thomas Szasz was an iconoclastic psychiatrist who did not believe in the concept of mental illness. He saw emotional distress as, "problems of living". We talk about Szasz and what he meant when he wrote that he did not believe in "mental illness".