The Healing Power of Poetry Part 4 (Daymakers S02Ep19)

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TheSecularHeretic Logo  fiber_manual_record  Sep 19th, 2021


This is the final episode on the subject of John Stuart Mill’s autobiographical account describing how his engagement with the arts helped cure his depression. Mill considered his formative education flawed for focusing exclusively on training his analytical abilities and for neglecting to cultivate his emotional life. He believed that his depression was owing to this gap, and he turned to the arts in search of a cure. Ultimately, the medicine that permanently alleviated him of this dejected state of mind was the poetry of William Wordsworth. The Daymakers consider how exactly this might have worked.

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