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The Inner Philosopher
Conversations on Philosophy's Transformative Power
By Lou Marinoff and Daisaku Ikeda
Dialogue Path Press (September 2012)

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In the sixteen spirited conversations of The Inner Philosopher, Lou Marinoff and Daisaku Ikeda revive philosophy as an accessible source of wisdom and courage. In their telling, the philosophies of Shakyamuni Buddha, Lao Tzu, Confucius, Aristotle, Socrates, Epicurus, and others are as essential now as when first articulated more than 2,000 years ago. The authors celebrate these philosophies as optimistic and empowering. Philosophy, they say, should do nothing less than help us draw forth the inner strength needed to face life’s challenges and hardships. The Inner Philosopher shows that wisdom is never out of reach and opportunities for positive transformation are many.

Lou Marinoff is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at The City College of New York. He is founding president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association and his bestseller Plato Not Prozac has been translated into twenty-seven languages.

Daisaku Ikeda is President of Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist organization with 12 million members worldwide.

Advance Praise

The Inner Philosopher takes one to the front lines of life's grand adventure.”

Wayne Shorter, Grammy-winning jazz composer and saxophonist

"In this dialogue, Ikeda and Marinoff demonstrate the enormous power of practical, engaged philosophy."

Larry Hickman, Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University

“Ikeda and Marinoff are ideal guides to the nature and function of wisdom.”

Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors

“The authors articulate shimmering complexities that light up the mind.”

Betty Reardon, Founding Director Emerita, International Institute on Peace Education

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