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The therapeutic approach to philosophy sees philosophical problems as misconceptions that are to be therapeutically dissolved. The approach stems from Ludwig Wittgenstein.[1][2]

There is not a single philosophical method, though there are indeed methods, different therapies, as it were.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, §133d

Quietism, The New Wittgenstein and anti-philosophy take a therapeutic approach.


  1. ^, Anat Biletzki and Anat Matar, "Ludwig Wittgenstein", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.), 2014-04-07
  2. ^, Paul Horwich, "Was Wittgenstein Right?", The New York Times, 2013-03-03