Eigenwelt is a German word which means “self within us” or “own world”, it is how we experience our personal worlds. This was introduced by Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential philosophers in the 20th century. In the field of psychology, Eigenwelt was popularized by Ludwig Binswanger, a psychoanalyst who applied phenomenological concepts to psychiatry. For instance, having a healthy relationship with ourselves as manifested by positive self-esteem is crucial in mental health.

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