Loneliness is thought to be one of the great public mental health crises of our time. Much research is being devoted to finding possible remedies. Yet it is not at all clear whether we have a sufficiently developed understanding of what loneliness is and how it should be conceptualized. In the summer of 2021 I organized a conference that explored the topic from a philosophical and psychological perspective. Click here for the conference website, which contains recordings of many of the talks given at the event.
- “Loneliness, Psychological Models, and Self-Estrangement”, Topoi, forthcoming
- "The Psychological Structure of Loneliness”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19 (3), 2022, 1061
- J. Stern, D. Bao, A. Seemann, M. Malejko (eds): Solitude Studies, Bloomsbury Press, in preparation
- A. Seemann, E. Hughes, T. Roberts, J. Krueger (eds): SI “Loneliness”, Topoi, forthcoming 2023
- "Loneliness and You", podcast series, https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/axel-seemann
- “Eine Modelltheoretische Erklärung der Einsamkeit”, in: L. Arlt, N. Becker, S. Mann & T. Wirtz, Einsamkeit in Gesellschaft, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2022, 33-50