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  1. For most modern philosophers, the field of their research interests is completely different – for example, it is object-oriented ontology or philosophy of consciousness. Depression and anxiety are themes most characteristic of existentialist philosophers who lived more than half a century ago. It is difficult to say that these topics have exhausted themselves, since philosophers do not solve problems, but create them (literally), but such purely human phenomena are now not considered as primary problems.

    However, even in the modern philosophical space, especially among practical philosophers, you can find those who are primarily concerned with these topics. Here we should immediately mention neostoticism, a completely “live” current of philosophy, focused on applied ethics and overcoming psychological difficulties at the individual level. In many ways, the rise of neo-stoicism is associated with the” rehabilitation ” of the ethics of virtues and the rise of neo-Aristotelianism.

    Another thinker who comes to my mind is Baudrillard, but he wrote not so much about “depression” and “anxiety”, but about the state of society as a whole, about the problems that arise before it, difficulties, and, finally, about its structural transformations, which are naturally associated with such things as depression and anxiety in the modern world. I think it is possible to describe these phenomena (in all their uniqueness)through the prism of Baudrillard as symptoms of another systemic shift in the structure of society.

  2. At the present time, in my opinion, there are no philosophers. There are many students of philosophical works, but no lovers of wisdom. How can a lover of wisdom talk about depression and anxiety, which are studied by psychoanalysts or psychologists? This is pure delirium or ignorance of simple things. I'm sorry, but I can't do it any other way!!! With respect.

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