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Trauma unmakes the world of the self. Can stories repair it?

12 mins | Dec 31, 2020
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When in despair, we can still find and create meaning by embracing ‘tragic optimism’. Anna Gotlib, an associate professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College in New York, reflects for Psyche magazine on how trauma can be a catalyst for different stories about who we are, what we value, and how we might live in the ‘after'.
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