The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living
• Despite the flood of self-help guides and our current therapeutic culture, feelings of alienation and spiritual longing continue to grip modern society. Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn offers a fresh solution: a return to classic philosophy and the cultivation of an inner life.
• Ars Vitae examines how Gnosticism, Stoicism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, and Platonism have reappeared in American culture and argues that taken together, they offer a better path toward well-being and happiness than current obsessions with the self.
• Lasch-Quinn’s previous books have been well received by readers, and she will actively promote the book in the media and through events.
• Ars Vitae will appeal to intellectual readers with an interest in philosophy or an alternative framework to a more meaningful and fulfilling life.