Jacob Needleman

philosopher, author & religious scholar

dr. Jacob Needleman

philosopher, author & religious scholar

dr. Jacob Needleman

Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, former Visiting Professor at Duxx Graduate School of Business Leadership in Monterrey, Mexico, and former Director of the Center for the study of New Religions at The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. 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 (1992).

Jacob Needleman

In addition to his teaching and writing, Jacob Needleman serves as a consultant in the fields of business, psychology, education, medical ethics and philanthropy, and is increasingly well known as an organizer and moderator of conferences in these fields. He has also been featured on Bill Moyers' acclaimed PBS series, "A World of Ideas." His most recent books are An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth published by Tarcher/Penguin, 2012. and Necessary Wisdom published by Fearless Books, 2013.

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