Plato, Not Prozac!: Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems

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Harper Collins, Aug 7, 2012 - Philosophy - 320 pages
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If you're facing a dilemma -- whether it's handling a relationship, living ethically, dealing with a career change, or finding meaning in life -- the world's most important thinkers from centuries past will help guide you toward a solution compatible with your individual beliefs. From Kirkegaard's thoughts on coping with death to the I Ching's guidelines on adapting to change, Plato, Not Prozac! makes philosophy accessible and shows you how to use it to solve your everyday problems.

Gone is the need for expensive therapists, medication, and lengthy analysis. Clearly organized by common problems to help you tailor Dr. Lou Marinoff's advice to your own needs, this is an intelligent, effective, and persuasive prescription for self-healing therapy that is giving psychotherapy a run for its money.

 

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Contents

What Went Wrong With Philosophy and Whats Going Right With It Lately
3
Therapy Therapy Everywhere and Not a Thought to Think
16
Five Steps to Managing Problems Philosophically
37
What You Missed in Philosophy 101 That Can Help You Now
52
PART II
53
Managing Everyday Problems
81
Seeking a Relationship
83
Maintaining a Relationship
95
When Work Doesnt Work
147
Midlife Without Crisis
167
Why Be Moral or Ethical?
180
Finding Meaning and Purpose
208
Gaining from Loss
234
Practicing Philosophy with Groups and Organizations
257
Appendix A Hit Parade of Philosophers
275
Appendix B Organizations for Philosophical Practice
289

Ending a Relationship
114
Family Life and Strife
131
Index
305
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About the author (2012)

Lou Marinoff, Ph.D., is a philosophy professor at the City College of New York, a pioneer of the philosophical practice movement in North America, and president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (AAPA). He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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