On this page (and subpages) I will discuss autobiography as a kind of personal therapy for senior people.
There are literally hundreds of different kinds of therapies on the marketand in the literature: psychoanalytic therapies, body therapies, cognitive therapies, and so forth. In this particular context, I will focus on a kind of cognitive therapy called ‘socratic therapy‘.
The idea of philosophy as ‘socratic therapy’ has been systematically investigated by historian of ideas Pierre Hadot, e.g. in Exercices spirituels et philosophie antique (1981); transl.: Philosophy as a way of fife, 1995).
I will try develop a corresponding argument for autobiography as a socratic therapeutic method.