Contemplating an idea, a concept or any other thought has long been considered as philosophical in its nature, but can philosophy really be done in such a way? Are we philosophizing if we wonder on our own, or when we converse with others?
When practicing philosophy, we need others. Whether we work with individuals or groups, we are always oriented towards others, we listen to their stories and we lead a dialogue with them or facilitate their conversation. In this exchange of ideas, thoughts, concepts, our clients, guests, participants tell their stories or engage in a dialogue. If we allow them to tell a story, to speak on their own, we allow them to express their Mythos. If we engage in a dialogue with them, we follow logic and allow Logos to take place. Which of these two can be considered as philosophical, or can both be considered as such? Which image of a philosopher do you prefer – the one where he/she is alone in a room surrounded by books (thinking), or the one where he/she is among other people (conversing)?