The Therapy for the Sane


  • Ben Mulvey


In his Gorgias Plato has Socrates explain that his philosophical discussion concerns “a matter in which even a man of slight intelligence must take the profoundest of interest–namely, what course of life is best.” In the Apology Socrates justifies his mission by claiming “life without this sort of examination is not worth living.” Thus, there is little doubt that from its earliest recorded history the discipline of philosophy has been deeply concerned with how people are to best live their lives. This is also the concern of the nascent philosophical counseling movement, of which Lou Marinoff is a leading light.