Why So Anxious?: Kierkegaard, Heidegger and Lacan on Anxiety

What follows is an essay I wrote about eight years ago. In it, I provide summaries of the theories of anxiety we find in the works of Kierkegaard, Heidegger and Lacan. I use these theories to examine why capitalist society is plagued with anxiety. After introducing these theories of anxiety, I use them to form my own concept, which I call the circuit of anxiety. If I were to rewrite…