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Jacob Needleman

Why Can't We Be Good? Overcoming Obstacles to Our Higher Ideals

Join this conversation between author and philosophy professor Jacob Needleman and Steve Heilig, the director of Public Health and Education for The San Francisco Medical Society and a research associate for The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) at Commonweal.

Can't We Be Good?


Jacob Needleman

Jacob is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and the author of many books, including The American Soul, The Wisdom of Love, Time and the Soul, The Heart of Philosophy, Lost Christianity, and Money and The Meaning of Life. In addition to his teaching and writing, he serves as a consultant in the fields of psychology, education, medical ethics, philanthropy, and business, and has been featured on Bill Moyers’s acclaimed PBS series A World of Ideas. Find out more about Jacob on his website.