Peter Saint-Andre: Writings

My main project as a writer so far is a suite of reflections on six philosophers who value reason, individuality, and freedom. To increase the challenge of writing for me and the ease and variety of reading for you, each book is less than 80 pages long and is presented in a different literary form:

  1. The Tao of Roark: Variations on a Theme from Ayn Rand (2012)
  2. Songs of Zarathustra: Poetic Perspectives on Nietzsche's Philosophy of Life (2018)
  3. Complete Yourself: Aristotle on Personal Excellence (in progress)
  4. The Upland Farm: Thoreau on Cultivating a Better Life (2017)
  5. Letters on Happiness: An Epicurean Dialogue (2013)
  6. Stories of the Way: Taoist Parables (research underway)

After that, I plan to write a capstone book entitled The Art of Living Well integrating the lessons of those six thinkers with psychological evidence and philosophical practice.

I also have in mind to write a philosophical murder mystery about Pyrrho and Alexander the Great, a set of linked short stories about life in the early 22nd century, and a book on the philosophy of music.

In addition, I've written or am working on the following books:

Once in a while I also compose a stray essay, aphorism, or haiku.

I have made all of these works available in the public domain, and have also published them in paperback and ebook formats via the Monadnock Valley Press.

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