I wanted to know any philosopher who addresses procrastination. & who deals with the overcoming fears such as decision making ? Much appreciated.

  • This seems to be more psychology than phil. mind... Try Kierkegaard.
    – virmaior
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 14:15
  • Much appreciated
    – user99088
    Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 0:01

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As @Virmaior suggested, the existentialists, particularly Kierkegaard and Sartre, are the philosophers who probably most directly wrestled with the subject --not procrastination, per se, but decision-making, and overcoming fear of commitment.

You might read Kierkegaard's Either/Or, Fear and Trembling, and Repetition, and also look into his concept of "the leap of faith." Walker Percy's well-known novel The Moviegoer provides a dramatization of some of these same ideas.

For Sartre, you might read his classic play No Exit which depicts existentialist hell as a place where no one is capable of making any decisions.


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