Part philosophical dialogue, part script/screenplay, I Am Not I is a conversation between the author (currently 80 years old) and his younger selves. The book serves to reconcile the split between our inner child and our adult self.
Jacob Needleman is a philosopher, author, and religious scholar. Educated at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Freiburg, he teaches philosophy at San Francisco State University. He is the author of The New Religions, a pioneering study of the new American spirituality, The Wisdom of Love, Money and the Meaning of Life, A Sense of the Cosmos, Lost Christianity, The Heart of Philosophy, The Way of the Physician, Time and the Soul, Sorcerers: A Novel, The American Soul, Why Can't We Be Good?, and The Essential Marcus Aurelius.
Praise for Jacob Needleman
"His lively prose, storytelling skills, and lucid insights draw
us into an animated conversation with a brilliant teacher."
--Publishers Weekly "Striking ... takes some really original positions on topics that have become run into the ground by the same discussions and same assumptions."
--Ken Wilber "An immensely learned man who is unembarrassed by the big questions that many of his fellow philosophers prefer to dodge."
--Chicago Tribune "For nearly four decades Jacob Needleman has confronted the central questions of our era in light of the vision that lies at the root of the world's great spiritual traditions. Needleman's work clarifies: it takes topics that exist in disparate threads throughout our culture--new religions, esoteric Christianity, the founding mythos of America--and frames them in a manner both sensible and deeply questioning."