THE MIDDLE WAY, Lou Marinoff, Ph.D

The international bestselling author of PLATO NOT PROZAC and CUNY Professor of Philosophy addresses the polarization of extremes that characterizes so many areas of modern life, including political and religious extremes, the gender gap, disparities in income and race relations. Drawing on the wisdom of three great philosophical traditions (that of Aristotle, Buddha and Confucius) he demonstrates that all three preached a version of “the middle way”, which is not about compromise but rather about using the combined strengths of the extremes to formulate a moderate position. In so doing, he challenges us to become more pro-active, responsive global citizens. (Sterling Publishers, Spring ’08)