Q & A with Sam Keen and Jacob Needleman PART 3 of 3 at The Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma California October 2009.
Sam Keen is a noted author, philosopher and expert on propaganda and the roles myths play in our psyches and societies. He holds Ph.D's in philosophy and theology from Harvard and has authored several bestselling books, including Fire in the Belly, Faces of the Enemy, which was also a PBS documentary, and Hymns to an Unknown God. His work on myth was the subject of a 60-minute special with Bill Moyers, Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen. In addition to being an expert on cultural myths, Keen was a contributing editor at Psychology Today magazine for 20 years.
Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and serves as a consultant in the fields of psychology, medical ethics, philanthropy and business. His PBS special, Money and Culture, produced by Bill Moyers, discusses the role of money in our society and its power to shape our culture and souls. His books include Money and the Meaning of Life, The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders, and The Heart of Philosophy, and several others.