Jacob Needleman died on November 28, 2022, at the age of 88. S&P benefited from his spiritually based approach to philosophy and key life issues.

Jacob Needleman was a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University. He wrote many profound books on soul, philosophy, the world's religions, and the meaning of life. He was featured on Bill Moyers's acclaimed PBS series A World of Ideas.

He was educated in philosophy at Harvard, Yale and the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has also served as Research Associate at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, as a Research Fellow at Union Theological Seminary, as Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of California Medical School and as guest Professor of Religious Studies at the Sorbonne, Paris.

In addition to his teaching and writing, Needleman served as a consultant in the fields of psychology, education, medical ethics, philanthropy, and business.

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  • Appreciation of perennial wisdom traditions
  • Quest for meaning in all departments of life
  • Good questions about important things such as love, time, money, and ethics