11. Amor Fati: Existential Contributions to Pluralistic Practice

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Elena Manafi

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch11

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Manafi, E. (2010) Amor Fati: Existential Contributions to Pluralistic Practice, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

  1. Trans. Love your fate. Nietzsche (1974).

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • Amor Fati*: existential contributions to pluralistic practice;
  • psychological paradigms, attempts to describe and understand - predict or control human condition;
  • explication of existential themes - relevance to everyday living to practice of counselling psychology;
  • Arthur Schopenhauer's Studies in Pessimism (2004) - one of the greatest philosophical works ever written;
  • existential philosophers, turned nihilism on its head - through a passionate engagement with life;
  • Kierkegaard arguing, life is not a problem to be solved - but a reality to be experienced;
  • existential approach, philosophical in nature - concerned with living;
  • Martin Heidegger, seeing anxiety as an emotion - individuates human existence;
  • freedom and limitations - themes of our sessions;
  • Ennio, at the mercy of extreme anxiety, depression and feelings of unreality - his emotions had become him

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pessimism or Paradox?

  • Condemned to Living: An Existential ‘Life Sentence’

  • Nothingness and the Fragility of Being Human

  • The Being that is Mine

  • Time is of the Essence

  • ‘Life is for Living’

  • And finally … Memento Mori

  • Ennio and I

  • References