Heimspekinámskeið í París

Isabelle Millon og Oscar Brenifier halda námskeið í heimspekilegri samræðu á heimili sínu í nágrenni Parísar 3.-8. mars 2014. Auglýsing á ensku fylgir hér á eftir:

INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHICAL PRACTICES (France)International Winter Seminar 2014
“Practicing Philosophy”
Argenteuil – France
March 3rd – 8th, 2014

The Institute of Philosophical Practice is organizing its regular « International winter seminar » in English on philosophical practice. It will take place in Argenteuil, a close suburb of Paris.

Some among the different issues on which the seminar will focus are the following.
Philosophy in business and organization: how to think together, how to evaluate individuals through philosophical tools.
Philosophical consultation: art of questioning, obstacles to philosophical inquiry, problematization.
Philosophy with children: creating exercises for the classroom, working on attitudes and competencies.
Personal development: self-consciousness through philosophical exercise.
Argumentation: argumentation problems, evaluating arguments.

In this context, philosophy is not an academic activity centered on the history of ideas, and one does not come simply to narrate what he does in his home country, but get acquainted with the many ways of philosophizing, as an activity constitutive of the mind and the self. Philosophy with children, philosophical consultation, philosophy workshops, Socratic dialogue, etc., one is introduced to the many forms and variants of such an endeavor. It is not so much knowledge that is at stake here, but acquiring and developing skills. How to conceptualize, how to problematize, how to deepen understanding of given ideas, and especially how to create a situation where this activity can be induced, are the main focus of the work.

Philosophers, philosophy professors or practicing philosophers who wish to present their methodology during the seminar are invited to forward by electronic mail their proposal, before December 31st 2013.
It should primarily take the form of workshops, not lectures. These proposals can deal with the various aspects of philosophical practice.

The purpose of this seminar is to exchange, discover, experiment and develop practices. This seminar does not require previous philosophical training. It can be an initiation to philosophical practice, or a deepening of the activity. Participants come from different parts of the world, and join for professional or personal reasons, in order to work on a practice that is applicable to many contexts: teaching children or adults, management, individual consultation, N. G. O. activities…

The duration will be almost a week, from March 3rd – 8th 2014, and the cost will be 500 EUR, including the workshops, food and accommodation in a private room. For people who are on a tight budget, this can be reduced to 300 EUR if you accept “camping style” accommodation. Our Institute can accept some people free of charge who have financial difficulties, but are highly motivated.

You can read theoretical texts and watch videos of the practice on the following websites – English section:

For more information, write to Isabelle Millon at the following address:

———————–Training at distance with I.P.P.
For those who are interested in training in philosophical practice with the I.P.P., this is now possible at distance through the utilization of the Skype and different on line techniques, including written exercises.

Anyone willing to engage in such a program can contact us at:
The work can take place either on an individual or group basis. We have already an extended network of practitioners holding mutual sessions, in different languages, like French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, etc.