Hello, my name is Michael Lucana.

My educational background includes a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion as well as an M.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University. I am also accredited as a Philosophical Counselor by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area and am currently available for remote counseling sessions via Zoom. I am also available for in-person sessions on a case by case basis.

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Latest from the Blog

What is Philosophy?

I’m proud to say that I consider myself professional enough to carry a business card. And on my business card I have listed as my title, “Philosopher.” And I don’t call myself a Philosopher out of some sense of pretentiousness. No, I put in the work, went to school, wrote a Master’s Thesis, got saddled … Continue reading What is Philosophy?

Speaking of Faith…

Written by Michael Lucana This is an exploration of the concept of faith from an Existentialist viewpoint. I freely borrowed, reinterpreted, and repurposed many ideas from Soren Kierkegaard’s “Fear and Trembling,” translated by Alastair Hannay. In addition, while the arguments below are ascribed to Kierkegaard himself, it should be noted that the book itself is … Continue reading Speaking of Faith…

How to Argue that God Exists

Written by: Michael Lucana This is an exploration of Saint Anselm of Canterbury’s Ontological Argument, an argument which aims to prove the existence of God. The goal of this article isn’t to prove whether or not Anselm got it right, but to get a better understanding of what it means to have a philosophical dialogue … Continue reading How to Argue that God Exists

The Gospel of Pleasure

Reading from Cicero’s “De Finibus” Book 1 Written by: Michael Lucana Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman politician, lawyer, and philosopher who wrote most of his well known works around 45 BC. De Finibus is a work written in dialogue form in which Cicero discusses various philosophical views that were popular during his time. In … Continue reading The Gospel of Pleasure