Professor Lou Marinoff's first book drew on the wisdom of the great philosophers to solve our everyday problems, launching a movement that restored philosophy to what it once was: useful in all walks of life. Now, in The Big Questions he takes the concept to the next level, applying centuries of philosophy and great literature to help answer central questions of modern existence. Urging us not to accept victimhood as the by-product of modern life, Professor Marinoff uses specific case studies from his counselling practice to show how wisdom from the great thinkers can help us define our own philosophy, and thereby reclaim our sense of well-being. He asks questions that go to the heart of the human condition: How do we know what is right? What is love? How can we cope with change? Why can't we all get along? And, most centrally, how can we use the centuries of wisdom that have come before us to help us answer these questions and feel at ease in the world?
'A journey worth taking, and one that makes you think' Independent Magazine 'A great new book that pares philosophy back to exactly what it should be a guide for life' Health and Fitness Magazine 'Lou Marinoff is a fellow pilgrim, always ready to tell the story that hasn't been told, always ready to take the risks that haven't been taken' Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist 'Lou Marinoff is one of the prime movers behind the contemporary phenomenon of philosophical counseling. Reading this book is like being a fly on the wall in his private sessions' Tom Morris, author of Philosophy for Dummies