We have all experienced it: when the world feels like it’s spinning out of control, this rapidly impacts our sense of personal mental stability as well. Anxiety disorders and depression are on the rise. Working at the interface between psychiatry and philosophy, the multi-award-winning psychiatrist Thomas Fuchs (Verteidigung des Menschen) explores the question of how we as human beings can maintain an even keel in the face of multiple crises and constant media overhype. In his most recent work, Emotionale Gleichgewichtsstörung: Kleine Philosophie für verrückte Zeiten, philosopher Jürgen Wiebicke shows how philosophy can prove surprisingly effective particularly in times of crises. He asserts that there is a cure for fear – thinking. And he shows that the classics of philosophy still have something to say to us today. A conversation about what makes us human and possible ways to achieve personal stabilisation.
Mod.: Stefanie Junker


Emotionale Gleichgewichtsstörung

Emotionale Gleichgewichtsstörung

Jürgen Wiebicke
Kiepenheuer & Witsch



Verteidigung des Menschen

Verteidigung des Menschen

Thomas Fuchs



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  • Date:

    11. June 2024

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    Siebachstraße 85

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