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G.E.M. Anscombe – How Wittgenstein cured me

G.E.M. Anscombe – How Wittgenstein cured me
G.E.M. Anscombe – How Wittgenstein cured me    Elizabeth Anscombe (1919-2001) (usually called G.E.M. Anscombe), was an important British philosopher in the analytic tradition. She was born in England, and at the age of 14 converted to Catholicism, to which she remained devout all her life. She married a fellow philosopher, Peter Geach, while studying classics and philosophy at Oxford. She then studied at Cambridge University and took classes with Wittgenstein, who influenced deeply her...
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John Stuart Mill - The birth of a theory about happiness

John Stuart Mill - The birth of a theory about happiness
John Stuart Mill – The birth of a theory about happiness   John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was an important British philosopher who has been especially influential in the fields of Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Social Theory. He was also a parliament member, and an advocate of political freedom, women’s right to vote, and liberal social reforms. A central idea in his ethical and political philosophy is the value of happiness. Happiness is the main criterion for ethical and political rightn...
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Ritiro di Filosofia Contemplativa

Ritiro di Filosofia Contemplativa
Ritiro di Filosofia Contemplativa Coazze (TO), Venerdì 26 Gennaio – Lunedì 29 Gennaio, 2018 Organizzatori: Ran Lahav, Michele Zese, Stefania Giordano     L’invito è rivolto a tutti coloro che desiderano aprirsi a un’esperienza di Filosofia Contemplativa. Durante il ritiro i partecipanti verranno coinvolti in un’esperienza contemplativa attraverso l’uso di testi filosofici. Saranno utilizzate tecniche rivolte al silenzio interiore, alla profondità filosofica e al pensare “con” e “attrav...
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Philosophisches Retreat im Piemont

Philosophisches Retreat im Piemont
Philosophisches Retreat im Piemont Freitag, 2. Februar bis Sonntag, 4. Februar 2018 in Coazze nahe Turin   Organisation: The Deep Philosophy Group - Monika Obermeier, Ran Lahav und andere Wir wollen uns als „Philosophical Companionship“ (Ran Lahav) in kontemplativer Weise philosophischen Texten und Ideen zuwenden. Verschiedene Methoden des gemeinsamen Lesens und Gedankenaustauschs werden uns dabei helfen, unsere innere Ruhe zu finden und gegenüber philosophischen Einsichten in besonderer We...
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John Locke – From a friendly conversation to a major philosophy book

John Locke – From a friendly conversation to a major philosophy book
John Locke – From a friendly conversation to a major philosophy book   John Locke (1632-1704) was an important English philosopher, a major thinker of empiricism and of liberalism. He studied classical studies and medicine at Oxford University. He befriended the Earl of Shaftesbury, became his personal doctor, and through him got actively involved in the politics of England and Europe. He went to France, where he encountered Descartes’ ideas and other thinkers, and began exploring the issue...
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Gottfried Leibniz – The philosophical insight of a teenager

Gottfried Leibniz – The philosophical insight of a teenager
Gottfried Leibniz – The philosophical insight of a teenager   Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was an important German philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. In mathematics, he discovered differential and integral calculus in parallel with Newton. He also developed many other ideas in mathematics, the sciences, and philosophy. Among other things, he envisioned a universal logical language which would enable us to clearly understand and evaluate any idea, and help resolve any disput...
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Bertrand Russell – From mathematical thinking to Hegelianism and back

Bertrand Russell – From mathematical thinking to Hegelianism and back
Bertrand Russell – From mathematical thinking to Hegelianism and back   Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was an important British philosopher, considered one of the founders of modern analytic philosophy. Throughout his life he continued developing and changing his philosophical views, sometimes from one extreme to another. He was also very interested in moral and social issues, and was politically active for women’s rights, social justice, and pacifism. The following passages are adapted (with...
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Maria Zambrano – The discovery that philosophy steps out of life

Maria Zambrano – The discovery that philosophy steps out of life
Maria Zambrano – The discovery that philosophy steps out of life   Maria Zambrano (1904-1991) was a Spanish philosopher who wrote in a unique poetic style. Her father was an intellectual, and she was interested in philosophy from an early age. She studied in Madrid philosophy with Ortega and others, and was active against the dictatorship of that time. She then left for Latin America, and returned to Spain only many years later. The following passage is from Zambrano’s book Delirium and Des...
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Plotinus: The shock of returning to the material world

Plotinus: The shock of returning to the material world
Plotinus: The shock of returning to the material world     Plotinus (about 204-270 AD), was a major ancient philosopher who operated in Rome. He was a central figure of Neoplatonism – a school of philosophy based on the thoughts of Plato, who had lived centuries earlier. According to his student Porphyry, Plotinus regarded the body (and the material world) as low and even despicable, and he yearned to rise to a higher level of reality and unify with the One. In his philosophical texts ...
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Rousseau's "a thousand brilliant insights" (1749)

Rousseau's "a thousand brilliant insights" (1749)
Rousseau 's "a thousand brilliant insights" (1749)     "I was on my way to see Diderot, who was then a prisoner at Vincennes. I had in my pocket a copy of the magazine “Mercure de France,” which I began to thumb through as I walked. Suddenly my eyes fell on the topic that was announced by the academy of Dijon, the topic which initiated my first written work. If anything ever resembled a flash of inspiration, it is the turmoil that took place within me upon reading that announcement. Su...
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Ran Lahav
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Ran Lahav is a philosophical practitioner and philosophical counselor with a PhD in philosophy and MA of psychology from the University of Michigan. For more th...
Maurizio Bisogno
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Maurizio Bisogno is dedicated to philosophy since his young age. He obtained a Master in Philosophy in 1990. Maurizio lives in C...
Carmen Zavala
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Carmen Zavala is a philosopher and philosophical practitioner with a doctorate in...
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I am a Philosophical Counselor/ Practitioner operating since 2007 in-situ in Brisbane, Australia, via Skype and by invitation be...
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I am a philosophical practitioner and counsel...
David M. Larsson
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David M. Larsson is a philosophical counselor and practitioner based in Denmark. He earned his MA in Philosophy and Japanese at ...
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My name is Albert Hoffmann. I was born in Pra...
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Hans Dassen
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Hans L.M. Dassen LL.M., Anthroopos Foundation AmsterdamMember of the Advisory and Editorial Board/National delegate of the Netherlands of the UNESCO e-...

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