Richard Schain obtained B.A. (philosophy) and M.D. degrees from New York University. He trained in neurology at Yale University, later serving as professor of neurology and psychiatry at UCLA. His life as an independent philosopher began with the publication of Affirmations of Reality (1982). Later writings include The Legend of Nietzsche’s Syphilis (2001), Reverence for the Soul (2001), Interior Lights (2012), Souls Exist (1989; 2013), and Spiritual Pathways (2014). His essays have appeared in the electronic journal Philosophy Pathways (U.K.) as well as in book form under the titles Radical Metaphysics (2002) and In Love With Eternity (2006). His memoir Behold the Philosopher appeared in 2007.
The author developed an original form of philosophical expression “Sentences in Spaces” in which philosophical sentences are exhibited on artboards. These have been published in book form under the title Sculpting Sententiae, An Art Form of Independent Philosophy (2010).
All Schain’s writings deal with the metaphysics and significance of the interior self (the soul). The writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Nicholas Berdyaev have been major influences upon the development of his thought.
Currently, the philosopher divides his time between Alamos, Mexico and Sonoita, Arizona with his wife Melanie Dreisbach. (www.schainphilo.com)