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2011 | 21 | 2 | 157-162
Article title

Philosophical dialogue as a space for seeking a good life, identity and critical thinking

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In recent years (since the 1980s) we have witnessed growth in the practical application of philosophy. Some authors talk about a so-called “shift in philosophical counselling” or “philosophical practice” taking place chiefly in western countries. Some Slovak authors also discuss the application of philosophy in practice but this issue is only in its infancy here. The author of this paper seeks to establish the boundaries of understanding the possibilities philosophy has to offer in practical life and to formulate an opinion on the competency of philosophy in this area. The author believes that it is the “good life” that is central to the agenda of philosophical practice. The aim of philosophical counselling is to advise people through their personal life philosophy. It is a conversational process that controls dialectic thinking and reflects the fears and questions that arise in everyday life as well as questions about the meaning of life as a whole. The author understands philosophical dialogue as a space for seeking a good life, identity and critical thinking.
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Volume
21
Issue
2
Pages
157-162
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Dates
published
2011-06-01
online
2011-06-16
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Publication order reference
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_s13374-011-0017-5
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