Philosophical Practice is defined as philosophy in dialogue with people in a non-academic context. Its area of activity varies from personal counseling to the facilitation of public dialogues. I offer counseling and educational services for individuals, groups and organizations.

I have cooperated with institutions such as the International Society for Philosophical Practice (IGPP) (http://igpp.org/), the academy of its professional association BV PP (http://bv-pp.eu/akademie.html), the GWS-Netzwerk für Systemische Organisations- und Personalentwicklung (http://www.gws-netzwerk.de), and the Technical University of Berlin.

My working languages are English, German and Greek.

The modalities I use are consultations, workshops and tailor-made programs, based on three principles:

  1. Engagement with terms and metaphors: Philosophy operates with terms, but also with metaphors. Terms and metaphors help clarify concepts and broaden our horizons. They are valuable assets in a practical context.
  2. Learning from Tradition:  Learning different philosophical traditions can be a great enrichment offering impulses for private and professional life.
  3. Philosophers as Counselors: How would it be to discuss an important issue from the perspective of a great philosopher? How have philosophers responded to certain issues – or how can we appreciate them from their perspective?

Main benefits of Philosophical Practice: It enables people to examine life encouraging a thorough reflection on themselves and the world. Through philosophical attention to language, it promotes improved communication and a better mutual understanding.

For more information and an individual offer, please write to manosperrakis@outlook.com