The Inner Philosopher

Conversations on Philosophy's Transformative Power

Table of Contents

1. Philosophy Begins With Questioning 1

2. Gratitude to Our Parents 15

3. Calling Forth the Inner Philosopher 25

4. The Source of Robust Optimism 37

5. Recovering Purpose and Connection 47

6. All Are Worthy of Respect 59

7. The Nature of Healing 71

8. Healing the Wounds of Arbitrary Division 81

9. The Healing Power of Dialogue 95

10. Dialogue for Peace and Humanism 109

11. Ancient Questions, Timeless Wisdom 121

12. On the Practice of Virtue 135

13. The Arts and the Human Spirit 149

14. Life and Death Are Not Separate 163

15. Women and the Building of Peace Cultures 183

16. To Relieve Suffering and Impart Joy 197

Appendix 1. Selected Works: Daisaku Ikeda 213

Appendix 2. Selected Works: Lou Marinoff 215

Notes 217

Index 227

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