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New Frontiers in Philosophical Practice

Editor(s): Lydia Amir

Book Description

In this volume, an international group of prominent philosophical practitioners brings new methods, aims, problems and audiences to the practice of philosophy. The twelve chapters here exemplify how philosophers can fulfill their responsibility towards their communities, and, ultimately, towards civilization at large. This anthology will prove to be valuable not only to philosophers, both practical and theoretical, but also to professionals and students in education and the helping disciplines. Written in a clear and engaging style, it will be of interest to the general public as well.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0355-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0355-0
Date of Publication: 01/12/2017
Pages / Size: 286 / A5
Price: £61.99


Lydia Amir is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tufts University, USA. Throughout her academic career, she has promoted philosophy both within and outside the academe. A pioneer of the philosophical practice movement, she has regularly contributed to it since 1992, the year she began her practice. She has published extensively on ethics and the practice of philosophy, including over sixty peer-reviewed articles and essays, two books (Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy: Shaftesbury, Hamann, Kierkegaard, and Rethinking Philosophers’ Responsibility), and an anthology edited with Aleksandar Fatic, Practicing Philosophy. An editor and board member of various academic journals, including Philosophical Practice and the Journal of Humanities Therapy, she is also the founder and president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Humor and the president of the Israeli Association for the Practice of Philosophy.