David M. Larsson is a philosophical counselor and practitioner based in Denmark. He earned his MA in Philosophy and Japanese at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, where he specialized in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and Zen Buddhist philosophy.

David currently runs a philosophical counseling practice from which he offers counselling to groups and individuals. He also conducts sessions for children in the nonprofit organization Rum for Undren ["Room for Wonder"], which aims to promote Socratic Wonder and critical thinking in schools and kindergartens across Denmark.

David writes on Agora about his personal experiences with philosophical practice and the potential benefits of integrating perspectives from Asian philosophy into the field.

The Poisoned Arrow: Why the answer is not always the solution

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The Poisoned Arrow: Why the answer is not always the solution "Do we always have to know the cause of a problem in order to solve it?" I recently put this question to a client, who for more than a year had been ruminating over something that had happened in his personal life. Months of constant thinking and numerous failed attempts to change the situation had left him feeling increasingly frustrated, fatigued, and powerless. So now, he had come to my office in the hope that I could somehow help ...
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Stay Curious, Remain Humble and Think in Three-Dimensions - A Confucian Approach to Philosophical Counseling

Stay Curious, Remain Humble and Think in Three-Dimensions - A Confucian Approach to Philosophical Counseling
How can perspectives from Asian philosophy be integrated into philosophical practice? In this and subsequent blog posts I will explore this issue alongside more general reflections on philosophical counseling and World philosophy. In this first post, I take a closer look at Confucius, the towering figure of Chinese philosophy, and the idea that philosophical reflection, essentially speaking, is to think in three dimensions. Already a revolutionary figure in his own time, Confucius (551BC-479BC) ...
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