Conquering the Beast – Fear: A Philosophical Cum Psychological Approach (Digital Edition)
Fear is portrayed as the beast that lives within the human being, controlling the emotions and resulting actions of the person. Fear, as a concept, cuts across philosophical and psychological spheres of life.
The book “Conquering the Beast Fear” links these social science disciplines together as it meticulously philosophizes the concept of fear and points out the psychological effects of risk-taking in one’s own mind which he experiences as his behavior changes. The book opens up with Chapter One explaining how wicked the beast is through concepts such as fear itself, personal fear, and the role of fear in physical, psychological and spiritual problems. Chapter Two discusses types of fear associated with public speaking, change, trust, abandonment, loneliness, failure, death and even love. Chapter Three links life potentials with fear ranging from taking risks to what obstacles fear can present. This flows into Chapters Four and Five which present ways of conquering fear.
The book concludes with captivating, mind-elevating quotes by distinguished personalities such as Philip Akuma, Ejiogu Amaku, Judy Blume, and former U.S. President Theodore and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt along with many more. As one reads through this scholastic piece of work, the psychological boost from a quote by Ambrose Redmoon keeps readers focused upon the fact that, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear”.
“It is highly commendable that this book forms a part of any library collection to guard against the Beast Fear.”
Professor Josephine M. EBONG
Department of Educational Management University of Port Harcourt