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Arthur D. Schwartz has practiced hypnotherapy and philosophical counseling in Newton, Massachusetts USA since 2001.
Arthur is a lifelong student of philosophy. He studied philosophy at American University and at Indiana University, and subsequently spent five years writing Objective Ethics (unpublished). His life then gravitated away from disciplined philosophical pursuits and for many years worked as a programmer and, subsequently, the running of a retail business. But Arthur always dreamed of returning to writing and to philosophy--a path finally realized through the field of hypnotism and its many interconnections between conscious and subconscious belief. Six years of research and seven years of writing resulted in the book, Ethical Empowerment: Virtue Beyond the Paradigms.
Ethical Empowerment develops an ethical theory based upon an insistence that beliefs need to be challenged with opposing perspectives, and on a philosophical conception of love as the underlying principle of morality. The philosophical dimensions of this theory are then entertained and a view is formed concerning freedom and the forces of "convergence", and how both influence individual lives and human history. Many social, economic, political and intellectual issues are explored from this vantage as it seeks to move beyond hypnotic, knee-jerk thinking and ideology.
Additional works are forthcoming.