The 7th Nordic Conference on Philosophical Practice


Where: Landakotsskóli, Túngata 15, 101 Reykjavík
When: : 9-10.6.2017, afternoon/evening reception (16:30 o’clock) on the Friday, and btw. 10:00-14:00 o’clock on the Saturday
Theme: Nature and the practice of philosophy. What is the relation between the status of humans and the conception of human beings towards nature?

Conference Program:

Friday 9. June
kl. 16:30 – Ólafur Páll Jónsson – key note:
Humanity as a layer: What is below?
kl. 17:15 Michael Noah Weiss – key note:
A Stoic imagery exercise about universal nature
kl. 18:00 – drinks

Saturday 10. June
kl. 10:00 – Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir – key note:
Philosophy and man-made environment
kl. 11:00 – coffee break
kl. 11:15 – Einar Kvaran – Philosophy, nature and flattery
kl. 12:15 – lunch
kl. 13:00 – Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir – key note:
Philosophical practice and experiential, embodied knowledge.
Reflections on Eugene Gendlin´s method of philosophical practice

kl. 14:15 – coffee break
kl. 14:30 – Elsa Haraldsdóttir – Natural philosopher
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kl. 15:30 – a walk in the nature, in the Reykjavik area
kl. 19:00 – dinner in Reykjavik


Everything one does relates to one‘s place in nature. But not always are we humans conscious of our place in nature. How do we contemplate nature when we philosophize? What does it mean to be a part of nature or to be one with nature? Can the practice of philosophy be of benefit to nature? Can the practice of philosophy make us humans responsible or open towards nature. If I‘m responsible, am I responsible to myself, to the future, or, perhaps, something else? How does the practice of philosophy affect environmental issues? How does the practice of philosophy reflect on nature? What does our place in nature say about us?


By mixing our practical wisdom (phronesis) and experience of different fields of philosophical practice, we search for possible ways to philosophize, problematize core values of philosophical practice and look at potential challenges and opportunities. We do this through philosophical dialogue, hoping to develop our practice, gain new insights, and raise new questions.


[20.4.2017] Update!

Please note, on the Saturday afternoon, a walk in the nature has been scheduled for the conference participants. On the Saturday evening, there will be a dinner, where each attendee pays for themselves.

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