Seeking a Philosophical Perspective

  • Frank Schalow
Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 93)


This chapter examines the importance of developing a philosophical perspective to address the problem addiction, in contrast to other approaches in the fields of behavioral psychology, sociology, and medicine. The philosophical approach arises primarily from the phenomenological methodology of Martin Heidegger, although other thinkers, literary figures, and psychotherapists assume prominence throughout the investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Schalow
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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