Seeing Ourselves Through Darkness

The Gray Area with Sean Illing | 29 June 2023 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mariana Alessandri about her book Night Vision: Seeing Ourselves through Dark Moods. Suggests a new way of understanding our dark moods and experiences like depression, pain, and grief. Criticises the influence of what she calls the “light metaphor” – the belief that light is good and darkness is bad — and the destructive emotional cycles it has produced. Discusses the influence of Stoic philosophy, Aristotelian ethics, and contemporary self-help – and explores what new paradigms for emotional intelligence might entail.

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