Plato not Prozac Plato not Prozac! Applying Philosophy to Everyday Problems by Lou Marinoff, Ph.D., HarperCollins Publishers, Reviewed by Tudor B. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. If one is to believe this New Age self-help book, the answers to most of life's problems can be found by applying lessons. 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.
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PDF - Plato, not Prozac! If one is to believe this New Age self-help book, the answers to most of life's problems can be found by applying lessons learned from . By Lou Marinoff. If you're dealing with a drawback -- even if it's dealing with a courting, residing ethically, facing a profession switch. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not theoretically, but practically. — HENRY . Plato, Not Prozac! offers you some of the fruits of philosophical practice.
The title also challenges the trend of "pill popping" as a solution to "cognitive dissonance. This book isn't meant to dive deep into philosophy, it's only meant to offer some wisdom from the ages to common problems we face today, such as relationships, midlife crisises, and finding meaning in life if you've accidently killed God.
I especially liked the way that the book is organized into sections by problems we face, not by philosophers. Jan 17, Scoutfree rated it did not like it You must read tens and tens of pages to find something interesting, while he reminds you once and again how much a philosophical advisory can help you. I just liked the part where he describes different kinds of philosophy, and there are better books than this one for that.
I reached to half or so, but didn't finish it.
There are people who need to be medicated, and it is also true that a few need to be institutionalized to protect themselves and others. It should be equally clear, however, that something has gone wrong here.
Half of us are mentally ill? On the contrary, it is normal to have problems. Most educated people have the intellectual means to recognize and deal with the problems that come with life in our hurried technological age.
We may, however, profit from the collective insights of philosophy. So many people are without a firm sense of purpose or meaning in their lives that the lack has come to seem normal. Most important of all, it presents strategies that help the reader find his or her own answer.
The book is neatly divided into four sections, each of which builds on the other, leaving the reader with a clear understanding of the methods and values of philosophical practice.
When confronting a problem philosophically, one practical method is what he labels the PEACE process. This involves identifying the problem, examining the emotions provoked by the problem and an analysis in which you list and evaluate options for solving it. The fourth stage requires a person to take a step back, gain perspective and contemplate the entire context of the problem. Google Scholar Marinoff, L. Plato not Prozac.
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