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"Why Plato and Not Prozac"

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This encore from 2011 is quite appropriate for today as host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Lou Marinoff. Can philosophy make our lives better? Can it help us develop better senses of self? Can it ever be used as a therapy-like tool to heal us psychologically or inspire us to change our behavior? In this episode of WHY? we will look at the role of belief, worldview, and intellectual choices, to see how they contribute to a healthy, well-balanced personality. Lou Marinoff is Professor of Philosophy at City College of New York, and founding President of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). He has authored two international bestsellers: Plato Not Prozac, translated into 25 languages; and Therapy for the Sane, translated into 12 languages. Both apply Asian and Western philosophy to the resolution of everyday problems. In 2004, The New York Times weekend magazine called him “the world’s most successful marketer of philosophical counseling.”