Jacob Needleman

Why Can't We Be Good?

Jacob Needleman

Talk: Why Can't We Be Good?

Author Jacob Needleman visits Google to discuss his book, "Why Can't We Be Good?" This event took place on April 30, 2007, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Jacob Needleman

Jacob Needleman is an American philosopher, author and religious scholar. Needleman was educated at Harvard University, Yale University and the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and is said to have "popularized the term 'new religious movements'." Needleman was honored by the New York Open Center in New York City in 2006.

Why Can't We Be Good?

After nearly forty years of weighing humanity's deepest dilemmas-working in settings ranging from university and high school classrooms to corporate offices and hospitals-bestselling author, philosopher, and religious scholar Jacob Needleman presents the most urgent, deeply felt, and widely accessible work of his career.

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