Category Archives: Philosophical Practice

Yeah, that seems weird but absolutely right. We believe that practice is replica of theory, and so we want the practical methods to fit ditto with theoretical lessons. Sure, both practical and theories will match in the case of certainties. The ideas would be precisely expressed in the methods of chemistry and mathematics. But there is something interesting about philosophy practice. Here, it’s alright to have a different theory and practical rules. This is because there are no parallels between the theory and reality. And thus, philosophy practice couldn’t always be said philosophical. To bring more clarity, let’s understand the following points-  Performative philosophy or practical philosophy is about a philosopher who works in circumstances that are not so philosophical. For example, Socrates is questioning the passers-by about the weather. In this, he is pretending totally ignorant of the effect, to learn cause in a person’s attitude or beliefs(effect is…

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Philosophical encounter is a practice of philosophical counseling. It isn’t a completely defined term. It’s an idea that signifies meaningful and productive conversation with someone you never met before. This practice could result in replacing old beliefs of client with trending thoughts. It also helps to erase the feelings that don’t serve anymore. It is a journey of a philosopher into a client’s world. It is a method to remove the blocks in clients’ minds that often take away the capabilities of free thoughts and expressions. Philosophical encounter is a part of practical philosophy which helps to deal with the unexpected problems of the client. According to philosopher and counselor Leon De Haas, there are three methods in the practice of philosophy- 1. Imposing philosophical themes and concepts on someone else. 2. Extracting concepts from someone’s narratives. 3. Exploring someone’s experiences. Most of the philosophers will use the methods of…

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Socrates was a Greek philosopher from Athens. He initiated the discussion of complicated moral & philosophical problems in an interesting way. Socrates posed himself as one who knows nothing. He then interrogates with a person to understand their emotions and feelings. He will get to know the mindset of a person by understanding the person’s thought projection. In this way, he reveals the wrong perception of a person by their own outcome of realization. Socrates stands like a mirror before a person where a person reveals all rising thoughts. The person realizes in the end how wrong he was. In this way, Socrates gave us the path of wisdom. Different authors have employed Socrates as a character of their books on Dialogues. They tried to portray the various methods of Dialogues that Socrates used. Some such philosophers are- Aristotle, Xenophon, Plato, and Cicero. There is an expression of totality in…

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Lebenskönnerschaft

Gerd B.Achenbach is a German philosopher who founded the World’s first philosophical practice in 1981. He discovered various methods to teach the virtues of philosophy to others. One such method is the application of a new term- Lebenskönnerschaft. The invention of a new term is important to revive the lost tradition. The new term will drive the attention of the masses to follow up with it. The meaning of this term is life mastery. Without demanding much from ourselves, life becomes boring. Thus, it’s important to understand self and master the patterns of our life. The prevailing trend of Art of Living is different from the concept of life Mastery which is further given here. Difference between Art of living and life mastery Art of living Mastery of life To aim happiness To deserve happiness shapes life proves life Makes the way right stands for what is right Practitioner is…

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