The Therapy for the Sane (Paperback)

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Professor Lou Marinoff's first book, the international bestseller Plato, Not Prozac!, drew on the wisdom of the great philosophers to solve everyday problems, launching a movement that made philosophy useful again. Now, in Therapy for the Sane, he takes the concept to the next level by applying philosophy and its literature to the central questions of modern existence.

Urging us not to accept victimhood blindly, Dr. Marinoff uses specific case studies from his counseling practice to show how the great thinkers can help us define our own philosophy, and thereby reclaim our sense of well-being. How do we know what is right? How can we cope with change? How can we use centuries of wisdom to help us feel at ease in the world? Accessible, entertaining, and essential, Therapy for the Sane presents a shift in perspective that is truly life-changing.

Therapy for the Sane was originally published in hardcover as The Big Questions.

About the Author

Lou Marinoff is the author of the international bestseller Plato, Not Prozac (HarperCollins, 1999). A professor of philosophy at the City College of New York, Marinoff is also the founding president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association.

Praise For…

“Lou Marinoff is a fellow pilgrim, always ready to tell the story that hasn't been told, always ready to take the risks that haven't been taken.” —Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist

“Bracing, bold, expansive, easy to understand, companiable, and dare I say it, highly therapeutic.” —Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D., author of Woman's Inhumanity to Woman

“This is therapy for the thoughtful.” —Arlene Getz, Newsweek

“One of the prime movers behind the contemporary phenomenon of philosophical counseling.” —Tom Morris, Ph.D., author of Philosophy for Dummies and The Art of Achievement

“Guiding the reader through the finest work of the human mind. Problem-solving becomes an uplifting adventure.” —Laura Huxley, author of You Are Not the Target and This Timeless Moment

“A must-read, Therapy for the Sane shows that philosophy is as essential to a healthy mind as food and water are to a healthy body.” —William Irwin, Ph.D., editor of The Matrix and Philosophy

Product Details
ISBN: 9781582344478
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: April 24th, 2004
Pages: 400
Language: English