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Philosophical Practice - Lou Marinoff

Philosophical Practice


Published: 8th November 2001
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This book provides a look at philosophical practice from the viewpoint of the practitioner or prospective practitioner. It answers the questions: What is philosophical practice? What are its aims and methods? How does philosophical counseling differ from psychological counseling and other forms of psychotherapy. How are philosophical practitioners educated and trained? How do philosophical practitioners relate to other professions? What are the politics of philosophical practice? How does one become a practitioner? What is APPA Certification? What are the prospects for philosophical practice in the USA and elsewhere?
Handbook of Philosophical Practice provides an account of philosophy's current renaissance as a discipline of applied practice while critiquing the historical, social, and cultural forces which have contributed to its earlier descent into obscurity.

Part I: Foundations of Philosophical Practice:
Stand-up Philosophy.
Is Philosophy a Way of Life?
Why is Philosophy Regaining Popularity?
Part II: Modes of Philosophical Practice:
Two Meanings of Meditation.
Client Counseling.
Philosophy with Groups--and Groupies.
The Corporate Philosopher.
Part III: Professionalization of Philosophical Practice:
Pioneering Versus Pedagogy.
The Making of a Profession.
Recognition Versus Regulation.
Part IV: Marketing of Philosophical Practice:
IRB Approval of Research Programs.
Hanging Out a Counseling Shingle.
Opportunities for Facilitators.
Opportunities for Consultants.
Part V: Politics of Philosophical Practice:
Friends and Foes of Philosophical Practice.
International and Interprofessional Relations.
Making and Breaking News.
APPA Membership Information.
Directory of APPA-Certified Practitioners.
Directory of Organizations.
Select Bibliography on Philosophical Practice.
Scholarly Journals.

ISBN: 9780080513768
ISBN-10: 008051376X
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 8th November 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science