ORGANIC PHILOSOPHY In an Age of Meds, Algorithms, and Pandemics
About the Book
TRANSFORMING DESPAIR IS A CANDID, HEARTENING, OCCASIONALLY PLAYFUL BOOK ROOTED IN THE PRAGMATISM OF WILLIAM JAMES, FATHER OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY AND PRIME MOVER OF BILL WILSON, FOUNDER OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. TAPPING INTO WISDOM OF JAMES, THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS POSSIBILITIES FOR TRANSFORMING AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS INTO A MANUAL OF HAPPINESS ORGANICALLY, WITHOUT CHRONIC DEPENDENCE ON MEDS.
About the Author
ELAYNE WAREING FITZPATRICK, is a member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Assn, a veteran journalist and self-described ‘classroom catalyst’. She earned a BA in English (1947), and an MS in Philosophy (1968) at the University of Utah and completed post-graduate studies in Modern Psychology, Moral Philosophy, and Charles Darwin at the University of Cambridge in England (1991). She was a city desk reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune; Promotion Director for KUED, Utah’s Public Television station; and an Associate Professor at the University of Utah before re-rooting (1974) on a sunny acre in Carmel Valley, CA to build a little redwood house and barn where she’s nurtured Shetland Sheepdogs, sheep, goats, chickens, and four grandchildren This, when she wasn't ‘professing’ or travelling the world to photograph -- and write about -- charming places still unspoiled by burgeoning industrial development. Adjunct Professor Emeritus in Humanities/Philosophy at Monterey Peninsula College, she has also taught at the College of Southern Utah, University of Washington (Friday Harbor Branch) and freelanced for Big Sur Gazette, Monterey Peninsula Herald, Guest Life (Carmel) Magazine, and Illustrated London News Magazine. (Photo by Julie Fitzpatrick on January 15, 2019, the author’s 94th birthday)