Ancient Chinese Philosophy and Mental Health with Alexus McLeod

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Philosopher Alexus McLeod comes on the show to discuss ancient Chinese philosophy and what it can tell us about alternative approaches to mental health today.

Show Notes

  • Mental health in ancient Chinese philosophy
  • Eastern vs Western approaches to philosophy
  • Alexus’s Essay in Aeon (12:00)
  • Communal approaches to personhood (13:00)
  • Character and community (19:30)
  • Stoicism and Buddhism (23:20)
  • Can society cause mental illness? (25:00)
  • Harmony and mental health (39:50)
  • Individuality, alienation, and mental health (44:00)
  • Questioning cultural assumptions productively (49:40)
  • Community innovation and mental health (55:00)

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