The Inner Philosopher: Conversations On Philosophy's Transformative Power by Daisaku IkedaThe Inner Philosopher: Conversations On Philosophy's Transformative Power by Daisaku Ikeda

The Inner Philosopher: Conversations On Philosophy's Transformative Power

byDaisaku Ikeda, Lou Marinoff

Paperback | September 6, 2012

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In the 16 spirited conversations comprising this volume, authors Lou Marinoff and Daisaku Ikeda revive and celebrate philosophy as an accessible source of wisdom and courage for everyone. For Marinoff and Ikeda, the philosophies of Shakyamuni Buddha, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Aristotle, and Socrates are as relevant now as when first articulated more than 2,000 years ago. They are motivated by the conviction that philosophy should do nothing less than help draw forth an inner strength to face and surpass life’s inevitable hardships and challenges—showing here that wisdom is never out of reach and opportunities for positive transformation are many.

Lou Marinoff is a professor and chair of philosophy at the City College of New York. He is the founding president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association and the author of The Big Questions, The Middle Way, and Plato Not Prozac. He lives in Monroe, New York. Daisaku Ikeda is the founder and president of the Soka Gakkai ...
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Title:The Inner Philosopher: Conversations On Philosophy's Transformative PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:September 6, 2012Publisher:Ikeda CenterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1887917098

ISBN - 13:9781887917094

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“The conversations invite all to be seekers of truth, assuring us that all can and should engage in philosophic reflection on the issues of our individual lives and our common society. We are reminded that we are deprived of this most fundamental of human experiences, as we embrace the mastery of technology over the development of our humanity. We are encouraged by the wisdom the two share with each other and with us to release the inner philosopher to liberate the outer social actor.”  —Betty A. Reardon, founding director emeritus, International Institute on Peace Education