Philosophical Counselling: Synthesis of the Essence and Modern Tendencies of Philosophy

Shevchuk, Dmytro and Shevchuk, Kateryna and Matusevych, Tetiana (2022) Philosophical Counselling: Synthesis of the Essence and Modern Tendencies of Philosophy. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, 21 (61). pp. 48-60. ISSN 1583-0039

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Abstract: The article is devoted to analyzing philosophical counseling and coaching as
contemporary tendencies of philosophy. The authors intend to demonstrate that
philosophical counseling arises as a result of transformations of philosophy, its acquisition
of a practical dimension related to the “end of metaphysics,” the situation of “end of ‘grand
narratives” (J.-F. Lyotard), “linguistic/communicative / practice turns in philosophy,” “era
of interpretation.” Thus, philosophical counseling is closely related to modern
philosophical trends - existentialism, philosophy of dialogue, communicative philosophy,
hermeneutics. But, at the same time, the dimension of philosophical counseling was
embedded in philosophy from the very beginning. The idea of “philosophy as a way of life”
defines the essence of philosophical practice. Certain archetypal images include Socrates,
who used his maieutic method to lead students to the truth (essentially advising them on
how to choose the path to truth), or Plato, who traveled to the tyrants of Syracuse to
“consult” how to create an ideal state. That is why the author’s thesis is that to understand
the essence of philosophical counseling and define its principles, we should turn to the
peculiarities of the development of philosophy in the modern era and certain universal
principles of philosophizing, manifested throughout history of philosophical thought.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: philosophical counselling, coaching, philosophy, therapy, dialogue
Subjects: by fields of science > Philosophy
Depositing User: Галина Цеп'юк
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 09:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 09:59

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