In this episode Cosmos Dar Interviews Lou Marinoff. Lou Marinoff is Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Asian Studies, at The City College of New York. He also is founding President of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). Lou has authored several international bestsellers—including Plato Not Prozac, translated into 27 languages—that apply philosophy to the resolution of everyday problems. The New York Times called him “the world’s most successful marketer of philosophical counseling”; Lou serves as Faculty to global organizations that promote cultures of peace, prosperity and harmony, including Horasis (Zurich), and the World Economic Forum (Davos). For more than 20 years he has conducted workshops on ethics and values for political, business, religious, and cultural leaders. Lou predicted the financial collapse of 2008, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Lou is also a former Canadian and US table hockey champion, and a legend and ambassador of the sport. 

Guest: Lou Marinoff

Show Notes:

  • A pioneer of the global movement of Philosophical Practice, Lou is founding president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), a non-profit established in 1999.
  • Lou has authored several international bestsellers—including Plato Not Prozac, translated into 27 languages—that apply philosophy to the resolution of everyday problems. The New York Times called him “the world’s most successful marketer of philosophical counseling”;
  • He also published The Middle Way, 2nd edition, 2020. it treats the pitfalls of extremisms of many kinds: political, religious, economic, etc, in the context of globalization, and provides guidance via Aristotle, Buddha, and Confucius: the “ABCs” of virtue ethics.
  • Lou serves as Faculty to global organizations that promote cultures of peace, prosperity and harmony, including Horasis (Zurich), and the World Economic Forum (Davos). For more than 20 years he has conducted workshops on ethics and values for political, business, religious, and cultural leaders.
  • Lou is also a table hockey champion in two different eras. In the late 1970 he was 3-time Canadian Open and 6-time Montreal league champion. Making a comeback in 2009, he won the Las Vegas Open in 2008 and 2009, the Johnny Good Guy invitational championship in 2012 (at age 60!), and the US Open in 2015. He has been New York City league champion on 6 occasions.

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