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Charlie Kurth
Assistant Professor in philosophy, Washington University
Charlie Kurth is assistant professor in philosophy at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri.

Written by Charlie Kurth

Essay/
Meaning and the good life
Worried well

Since ancient times philosophy has tried to cure us of anxiety. But worry is an important part of being a moral person

Charlie Kurth