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Understanding the Other and Oneself

Editor(s): Detlef Staude, Eckart Ruschmann

Book Description

Philosophy is more than just an academic subject; it is useful and enriching in everyday life as well. This is the main conviction of philosophical practitioners. Philosophical practice has been developing as a new movement within philosophy for several decades now, although it has ancient roots. Today, there are philosophical practitioners throughout the world who exchange ideas and experience in journals and during regular international conferences, such as the 14th International Conference on Philosophical Practice, which took place in Bern, Switzerland, in 2016 under the main topic “Understanding the Other and Oneself.”

A selection of thirteen papers from this conference, as well as five panel contributions on various subjects regarding its main topic, are gathered in this book. These contributions to the conference will be of significance and interest not only for philosophers and philosophical practitioners, but also for psychotherapists, counsellors, pedagogues and other professionals.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0548-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0548-0
Date of Publication: 01/02/2018
Pages / Size: 221 / A5
Price: £61.99


Detlef Staude studied Philosophy and Communication at the University of Munich, Germany, and received his MA in Philosophy and German from the University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany. He has worked in philosophical practice in Bern, Switzerland, since 1997, and is Coordinator of the Swiss Network for Practical Philosophizing “”. He has also edited four books on philosophical practice.

Eckart Ruschmann studied Philosophy, Indology and Psychology, and received his PhD and Dipl.-Psych. from the University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany, and his Habilitation in Philosophy from the University of Klagenfurt, Austria (topic: philosophical counselling). He has been engaged in the field of philosophical practice since the early nineties and is a founding member of the Austrian Society for Applied Philosophy (GAP). He has teaching experience at several universities and other educational institutions and works as a philosophical counsellor in Bregenz, Austria.