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The Schopenhauer Cure ❰Read❯ ➯ The Schopenhauer Cure Author Irvin D. Yalom – Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work and seeks out Philip Slate a sex addict whom he fai Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work and seeks out Philip Slate a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier Yet Philip claims to be cured miraculously transformed by the pessimistic teachings of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and is himself a philosophical The Schopenhauer Kindle - counselor in training Philips dour misanthropic stance compels Julius to invite Philip to join his intensive therapy group in exchange for tutoring on Schopenhauer But with mere months left life may be far too short to help Philip or to compete with him for the hearts and minds of the group members And then again it might be just long enough.

About the Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Irvin David Yalom MD is an author of fiction and nonfiction Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University an existentialist and accomplished psychotherapist.

10 thoughts on “The Schopenhauer Cure

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Schopenhauer cure a novel 1st ed c2005 Irvin D YaloJulius Hertzfeld is a distinguished psychotherapist when a sudden confrontation with his own mortality forces him to re examine his life and work Has he really made an enduring difference to the lives of his patients? And what about those he's failed Ð what has happened to them? His attempt to make sense of the past places him on a collision course with former patient Philip Slate a handsome but arrogant and misanthropic sex addict whom he had treated unsuccessfully 23 years before In a profound challenge to Julius's professional status Philip claims to have cured himself by reading the works of philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer Further he has become a philosophical counsellor and asks Julius to act as his professional supervisor in order to obtain a license to practise Reluctantly Julius agrees and they strike a Faustian bargain Ð one which threatens to undermine his career and the well being of his patients but also brings with it the potential for extraordinary personal change through a uniue combination of psychotherapy and philosophyتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز یازدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2016میلادیعنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم حمید طوفانی؛ زهرا حسینیان؛ مشهد، ترانه، 1390، در 496ص؛ شابک 9789645638953؛ چاپ پنجم 1393؛ چاپ هشتم 1397؛ موضوع آرتور شوپنهاور از سال 1788م تا 1860م، روان درمانی گروهی؛ داستان سده 21معنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم سپیده حبیب؛؛ تهران، نشر قطره، 1392، در 547ص؛ شابک 9786001196195؛ چاپ چهارم 1393؛ چاپ یازدهم 1395؛ چاپ ششم 1394؛ چاپ چهاردهم 1396؛ چاپ شانزدهم 1397؛ چاپ بیست و یکم 1399؛عنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم کیومرث پارسای؛ تهران، انتشارات مصدق، جامی، 1394؛ در 424ص؛ شابک 9786007436325؛ چاپ دوم 1395؛عنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم مرجان معتمد حسینی؛ تهران، نوای مکتوب، 1396؛ در 432ص؛ شابک 9786009666737؛ چاپ دوم 1396؛عنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم فروزنده دولتیاری؛ تهران، نیک فرجام، 1398؛ در 438ص؛ شابک 9786226395342؛عنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم زهره قلیپور؛ تهران، آتیسا، 1398؛ در 387ص؛ شابک 9786227182088؛عنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم زهرا ودادیان؛ تهران، نارون دانش، 1398؛ در 200ص؛ شابک 9786226632430؛عنوان درمان شوپنهاور؛ نویسنده اروین دی یالوم؛ مترجم ابراهیم حسنی؛ تهران، نیک فرجام، 1398؛ در 512ص؛ شابک 9786226395342؛یالوم، در رمان «درمان شوپنهاور» خیال می‌کند، فیلسوف معاصری به نام «فیلیپ»، که فردی منزوی، و به نوعی رونوشت «شوپنهاور» است، به یکی از گروه‌های درمانی روان‌ درمانگر مشهوری به نام «جولیوس»، وارد می‌شود، که خود به دلیل رویارویی ناگهانی با سرطان و مرگ خویش به بازبینی زندگی و کار خویش بنشسته است؛ «فیلیپ» آرزو دارد، با به کارگیری اندیشه‌ های «شوپنهاور»، به یک مشاور فلسفی بدل شود، و برای این منظور نیازمند سرپرستی «جولیوس» است؛ ولی «جولیوس» می‌خواهد به یاری اعضای گروه، به «فیلیپ شوپنهاور» بقبولاند، که این ارتباط انسانی‌ ست، که به زندگی معنا می‌بخشد؛ کاری که هیچ‌کس برای «شوپنهاور» تاریخی نکرد؛ اروین دی یالوم استاد بازنشسته‌ ی روانپزشکی دانشگاه استنفورد، روان‌ درمانگر اگزیستانسیال، و گروه‌ درمانگر، در این کتاب نیز همچون رمان «وقتی نیچه گریست»؛ با زبان سحرانگیز داستان، به معرفی اندیشه‌ های پیچیده‌ ی فلسفی، و توصیف فنون روان‌ درمانی، و گروه‌ درمانی می‌پردازندنقل از متن «این موضوع اغلب مورد توجه قرار گرفته که سه انقلاب عمده ‌ی فکری بشر، ایده ‌ی محوریت انسان را تهدید کرده است؛ اول، کوپرنیک نشان داد که زمین آن مرکزی نیست، که همه ‌ی اجرام آسمانی به دورش می‌گردند؛ بعد داروین روشن کرد که ما کانون زنجیره‌ ی حیات نیستیم، بلکه مانند سایر موجودات، از تکامل اَشکال دیگر حیات، به وجود آمده ‌ایم؛ سوم، فروید نشان داد که ارباب خانه‌ ی خودمان نیستیم؛ به این معنا که بیشتر رفتار ما تابع نیروهایی خارج از آگاهی ماست؛ شکی نیست که آرتور شوپنهاور در این انقلاب فکری، نقشی برابر فروید داشت، ولی هرگز به تأثیر او اذعان نشد، زیرا شوپنهاور مدت‌ها پیش از تولد فروید، فرض را بر این قرار داده بود، که نیروهای زیست ‌شناختی ژرفی، بر ما حاکمند، ولی ما خود را می‌فریبیم، و فکر می‌کنیم، خودمان آگاهانه، فعالیت‌هایمان را برمی‌گزینیم؛ از ترجمه خانم سپیده حبیب، صفحه 297»؛ پایان نقلتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 10071399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

  2. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    “Live right he reminded himself and have faith that good things will flow from you even if you never learn of them”― Irvin D Yalom The Schopenhauer CureThis book receives a five star rating not because the author is on the level with Vladimir Nabokov or Leo Tolstoy but because this novel is a real page turner and teaches as great deal about two topics the dynamics of group psychotherapy and the illustrious nineteenth century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer Highly recommended Take this book with you when you travel by airplane or train and your six hour trip will seem like forty five minutes The Schopenhauer Cure is that rivetingThe novel opens with the main character a seasoned sixty five year old psychotherapist and leader of group therapy Julius Hertzfeld having been diagnosed with cancer and given a year of good health So what to do with a year to live? Julius reviews his career as a therapist and asks himself if he had cured people or at least provided a degree of help This self examination leads Julius to unearth an old file going back twenty years of one patient who spent three years of therapy with him but the patient terminated treatment since what Julius had to offer was not helping Julius calls the patient Philip Slate by name and reuests a meeting for the purposes of research Turns out Philip is a counselor himself as well as being a philosophy instructor at a local college But Philip needs certification to continue his counseling Without giving away too much of the novel's plot it is enough to say Philip as part of his certification process becomes a new member of Julian's group therapy weekly gatheringIf you have never been part of group therapy here is your uniue opportunity to have the experience Of course your experience will be as a reader and not a participant but through the magic of the author's novel you will have the feeling of being an actual member of the group Not only will you come to know the men and women of the group and how they interact as part of the group but you will be given the ongoing insights and observations that go through the mind of Julian as he acts as the group's psychotherapist And the group has a certain energy that is shaken up and lifted with the entrance of Philip After several sessions with Philip as the new member the group energy is shaken up yet again with the return of Pam who has spent a month in India at a meditation retreatBack on Philip As a younger man he was a sex fiend That's why Philip was in therapy with Julius Where psychotherapy with Julius didn't help the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer did help and Philip explains to everyone in the group how and why the philosophy of Schopenhauer worked and how Schopenhauer can help others This leads the author to intersperse chapters in the novel about the life and philosophy of the great nineteenth century thinker a thinker who had a profound influence on Sigmund Freud and thus psychology and psychotherapy Schopenhauer didn't shy away from philosophizing about sexuality and other issues of the body; rather his insights into nature's urges and energies are at the core of this thinking Thus the direct connection between what happens in the development of Schopenhauer's philosophy and what happens in the sessions of the groupThe cancer of the group's beloved friend and leader Julius adds a bond and emotional charge to all that happens in the group from week to week To find out exactly how events unfold please place an order for the novel today and read the first five pages You will be hooked You will want to continue reading and reading nonstop till the end Thank you Irvin D Yalom for writing a fine novel and sharing your experience and wisdom as a group psychotherapist as well providing a penetrating overview of one of the great philosophers in the Western tradition who as it turns out was foundational in linking philosophy with psychology

  3. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Cancer Cures NeurosisAn episode of the British sci fi comedy Red Dwarf has a disturbing female character with a heavy Germanic accent proclaiming Schopenhauer was rrrright Without pain life has no meaning I am about to give your life meaning This is or less the central theme of Yalom's novelLike Robertson Davies' Manticore The Schopenhauer Cure follows a series of psycho analytic therapy sessions interspersed with background material But Yalom uses group not individual therapy as the binding story line And Instead of the Jungian techniue of Davies inserts the highly unlikely character of the German 19th century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer as a model for psychological investigation and treatmentUnlikely because although Schopenhauer certainly inspired subseuent doctors of the mind through his philosophy he himself was without uestion a neurotic of the first order He had no stable relationships male or female He was alienated from his suicidal father his emotionally distant mother and his spinster sister for decades before each of them died without concern on his part He spent his entire adult life in a sort of normalized isolation dominated by an abiding obsession with deathOn the other hand Schopenhauer was not an unhappy person Or to put it aptly in terms of his philosophy he experienced less pain than he might have had he not learned to recognise the futility of his desires material social professional but especially sexual Schopenhauer's self prescribed psycho therapy involved training himself insistently that such desires could never actually be achieved or accurately that such desires once sated would merely be replaced by others and so on ad infinitum as well as ad nauseum So he adopted the life of a hermetic recluse on the streets of 19th century Frankfurt rather than the deserts of 4th century SyriaYalom's motivating character Philip is a devotee of Schopenhauer's philosophy who in a Luther like attempt to heal himself by diagnosing his own as the world's problem crashes an established therapy group in order to fulfill his training reuirements as a psycho therapist So a person who is happily convinced that a primary source of pain is attachment to human relationships involves himself in a therapeutic group the function of which is to intensify human relationships among its members What could go wrong?In fact the situation provokes some rather interesting insights by all concerned including the reader Without doubt for example Yalom's group both individually and collectively is improved by the insertion of the Schopenhaurian take on life no matter how dismal it might appear Every member of the group perceives an important contribution is made by Philip although none understands precisely why or howMore significantly the confrontation between two opposed views of the world pointedly raises the issue of what constitutes the success of a psycho therapeutic process What are the criteria of psychological or emotional 'healing'? Is it personal contentment? A feeling of acceptance within a group? Reduced compulsivity? Increased social skills? All or none of the above? It isn't at all clear that members of the group share the same criterion of success to begin with but Philip's arrival formalizes the issue at least for the therapist in chargeThe therapist in charge dies with his boots on from cancer so we don't get his view on the issue The only one to get the short end of the therapeutic stick however is poor Philip 'Reconnected' to his desiring self he suffers the pain and anxiety of human relationships once again Is 'meaning' worth the price? By whose standard?Postscript Tomorrow is the anniversary of Schopenhauer's death It seems appropriate to celebrate his death than his birth So here's to the inimitable Arthur for whom one of my sons is named

  4. Ladan Ladan says:

    And above all there was Zarathustra’s oft repeated uestion whether we would be willing to repeat the precise life we have lived again and again throughout eternity

  5. Deea Deea says:

    Relationships are difficult they can cause frustrations misunderstandings self loathing and a whole range of negative feelings especially if our own mental formation was biased by hurtful past events even by traumas that we are not able to acknowledge as such Human mind is a very powerful tool and most of us don’t have any clue how to understand it and use it to our advantage ”Imagine an ancient city that built a high wall to protect it from the high torrents of an adjacent river Centuries later though the river had long dried up the city still invested considerable resources in maintaining that wall about human beings and their self defense systems Most of the times we perceive our own actions as the exact expression of our desires How often is it really so? Sometimes consciousness plays tricks on us and what we perceive as true might only be a mental disguise for something deeply hidden inside our minds We think people are how we see them sometimes cruel not interesting or boring but we forget that what we see is not what it’s really out there but a distorted version of reality filtered by our own moods passions suffering ideals Kant Rene Magritte The Glass House This book explores how psychoanalysis and group therapy can contribute to the understanding of our actions and torments It digs for the roots of unhappiness in certain individuals who have problems dealing with their relationships because their controversial actions are empowered by hidden psychological sufferings The characters can be seen as prototypes of certain psychological afflictions a beautiful woman whose relations with other people are heavily influenced by her unuenchable thirst to be admired a woman that cannot get past her rage and destroys all the relationships she has with men a sexually addicted person that cannot relate to other human beings etc and they become aware of their hidden motives only through discussions with the other members of the group during therapy sessions These discussions explore both psychological and philosophical realms Schopenhauer and his views together with the Buddhist influences on his philosophy are explored and discussed in order to support certain opinions about behaviors Together with this other philosophical views are brought to discussion The tone is erudite but also light and entertaining and this makes this book a very enjoyable read What I liked most about it is that it made me really want to know about psychology for which I seem to have uite a passion lately and about philosophy because of this book I started reading “A History of Western Philosophy” by Bertrand Russell which I really enjoy and it made me understand about my own behavior

  6. Ade Bailey Ade Bailey says:

    Irvin Yalom The Schopehahauer CureThis is a lovely novel Its apparently ridiculous ending is not so it is a wink from the other side of the grave a fatuous and caring slice of the humour by which we warm ourselves against death perhaps Schopenhauer’s wink and rare shy smile In fact it is a brilliantly constructed novel of ideas It’s theatrical in that most of the action takes place in a group therapy session one set with moveable furniture it turns out and theatrical in its drawing of dramatic tension between sharply delineated charcters Yalom’s focus is as in When Nietzsche Wept the only other of his novels I have read how beneath the hot drama of our furies and desires do we in the ice cold stare of the great existential voids of death and meaningless live a good life? When philosophy religion and literature have been evacuated of comfort how do we face our common dilemma? Conveniently for the novel the therapist Julius has been given almost precisely as it turns out twelve months to live the period during which these meetings take place The other main character Philip is coldly philosophical ironically one may say an inhabitant of a philia of bodiless communicants in the great universe of the eternal Logos the apparent counterpoint to warm and human Julius whose practice is based upon caritas In fact both characters are points in one mind oscillating as do all the other characters between points of identity so dearly held but shown to be feeble and fragile in the integration that occurs it is this joint exposure that empties attachments and inward looking vanities The novel is a practical guide to the doing of therapy and the doing of it in the ordinary world of our friendships and relationships and the world of our enemies Ultimately there is not a conflict between the transcendent and the uotidian Samsara and Nirvana cannot be separated It is all here Now

  7. Wendy Wendy says:

    I know a book was good when I miss the characters for a few days after I finish the book

  8. Tiger Tiger says:

    The characters were such unlikable jerks it was difficult to sludge through the stooopid plot much much better were the biographical chapters about Herr Schopenhauer's life and timesAnd the dialogue Who talks like that? But I suppose it is likely that people in therapy groups might babble like that The author is talented but could use a lot humor and media references to spice up the text I would have liked to see how Britney Spears changed the group's dynamics for example Or maybe a confused stockbroker who thought he was the reincarnation of Attila the HunBest to read this while listening to Nine Inch Nails or maybe the Decemberists with some Kraft cheese slices and a Fanta beside you I read the book because I am endlessly fascinated with Schopenhauer since he IS Woody Allen's favorite philosopher

  9. James James says:

    This is a novel of ideas by Irvin D Yalom Given its' title the publisher decided that it would be useful to add the words a novel at the top of the front cover; presumably so that it would not be confused with self help psychology or philosophy textsThe novel portrays the operation of group therapy under the direction of Julius Hertzfeld an experienced therapist at the center of the novel But it also contains contrasting chapters highlighting the life and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer along with epigraphs from Schopenhauer at the beginning of every chapter It is moderately successful with this combination; however I was disappointed with the therapy group portion of the novel particularly the two other main characters Philip and PamThe presentation of ideas provides the reader with plenty of food for thought However if you seriously want to learn about Schopenhauer you should read his work starting with his essays for he is one of the most lucid and readable of all philosophers And he is worth reading for he had significant influence on subseuent thought although this was pronounced in the musical and literary realm than academic philosophy You cannot listen to late Wagner Tristan and beyond or read Thomas Mann's novels without encountering the influence of Schopenhauer In the philosophic realm his greatest influence was on Friedrich Nietzsche who even wrote an essay about his debt to Schopenhauer Schopenhauer as EducatorThe Schopenhauer Cure succeeds as a novel of ideas in its presentation and will appeal to all who enjoy this type of book; but it is best in suggesting a direction for further reading Schopenhauer Nietzsche and Freud for those who are interested

  10. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Schopenhauer Cure is a book that lives right at the corner of book nerd street and therapy nerd avenue I gave it 4 stars because coincidently I live on that same corner Irvin Yalom is or less the reigning Godfather of group therapy and has written extensively in the field both in educational theorypractice and fictional teaching novels A lot of my appreciation for this novel had to do with reading it for class in conjunction with Yalom's text book Theory and Practice of Group Therapy It was interesting to read how his teaching about group is manifest in his fictional account of doing group Schopenhauer Cure is one of his teaching novels and chronicles the life of a group led by Julius Yalom's fictional group leader who finds out he is dying of skin cancer at the beginning of the novel Julius seeks out a previously unsuccessful client Phillip Slate who has become heavily involved in the work of Arthur Schopenhauer nineteenth century philosopher schizoid extraordinaire who is apparently responsible for everything depressing nietzsche wrote The novel switches between chapters about the developing life of the group and a description biography of Schopenhauer The final assignment in this class was to write a reflection paper on this novel One of my classmates said their first sentence would read Schopenhauer is miserable fuck Correction miserable boring fuck This juxtaposition really reinforces the difference between the principles of group therapy here and now communication the inherent importance of human relationships and the principles of Schopenhauer's work life is a miserable shit show stay off the grid avoid the humans etc The book's final scene in group was especially well written and poignant so much so that I'm pretty sure I even cried a little as I read it I dont' book cry very much so chalk one up for Yalom If you are at all interested in group therapy this is a great read If are at all interested in Schopenhauer this is an okay read If you're not interested in either of these things it might be kind of slow going for you

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