Cover of International Journal of Philosophical Practice
Already a subscriber? - Login here
Not yet a subscriber? - Subscribe here

Displaying: 1-6 of 6 documents

symposium on philosophical counseling and rationality
1. International Journal of Philosophical Practice: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Richard Allen Philosophical Inquiry and Psychological Development
abstract | view |  rights & permissions | cited by
Reasoning can promote psychological development, so even if the role of philosophical counselor is defined strictly in terms of assisting the reasoning of the client, we can expect client-centered philosophical inquiry to yield psychological benefits. The practices of philosophical counseling and psychotherapy permeate one another to some degree while also diverging in characteristic focus. Philosophical counselors are particularly well suited to helping clients think through their situation in the world.
2. International Journal of Philosophical Practice: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
William Angelett Rationality, Emotion, and Belief Revision: Waller’s Move Beyond CBT & REBT
abstract | view |  rights & permissions | cited by
Sarah Waller proposes that cognitive therapists and philosophical counselors ought to consider the feelings of the client of paramount importance in belief system change rather than the rationality of the belief system. I offer an alternative strategy of counseling that reinstates the place of rational belief revision while still respecting the importance of emotions. Waller claims that, because of the problem of under-determination, the counseling goal of rational belief revision can be trumped by the goal of improved client affect. I suggest that, if we consider a different ontology for the domain of counseling—one whose objects are dialogues (the goal of counseling becomes greater information of dialogues), we can accommodate a place for emotions in rational belief revision. I then note some limitations of the new proposal and the possibility of incommensurability in the comparison of our different views.
3. International Journal of Philosophical Practice: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Peter B. Raabe Philosophical Counseling and the Interpretation of Dreams
abstract | view |  rights & permissions | cited by
Philosophers are generally reluctant to say much about the meaning of dreams, especially since Sigmund Freud appropriated the interpretation of dreams as part of psychoanalysis. In this essay I will first review some of the theories of dreams proposed by early philosophers that are now considered largely outdated. I will then critically examine the two powerful theories instituted by Freud and Jung by explaining them and then pointing out their flaws and weaknesses. In response to the failings of these theories I offer a lesser known but more recent theory formulated by Ernest Hartman that is supported by both his own empirical research and that of others. And finally I discuss how this intuitively more reasonable approach can be very helpful to the philosophical counselor whose client wishes to discuss the meaning of her dreams.
4. International Journal of Philosophical Practice: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Lydia Amir Humor as a Virtue: Pride, Humility and Humiliation
abstract | view |  rights & permissions | cited by
Dignity is man’s creation, not respected by nature or life. It is part of what has been sometimes considered as dangerous hubris or human pride. The inevitable fall from hubris leads either to humility or to humiliation – a middle stage between hubris and humility. When pride is hurt and dignity impaired by the very nature of indomitable, indif­ferent and secretive life, awareness of humiliation as a preferred stage is crucial. It is crucial because it permits to avoid humility, for all those who feel that humility is beyond their power or below their will, while keeping the fighting and ambitious spirit of hubris. Moreover, awareness of our humiliation enables us to apprehend an important, though painful, truth about the human condition.
5. International Journal of Philosophical Practice: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Arthur Dobrin Secrets and Pastoral Counseling: A Personal View
abstract | view |  rights & permissions | cited by
It is more difficult for clergy to personally cope with confidentiality than any other profession because of the complex relationships found within congregational settings and the blurred boundaries between clergy as counselors and clergy as leaders of congregations. This leads to difficult negotiations regarding confidentiality and openness between clergy and other congregants. It is especially difficult for married clergy who otherwise value candor in their spousal relationship. Guidelines for clergy regarding confidentiality include the presumption of confidentiality, the sharing of information with colleagues only for purposes of furthering the counseling and for professional enhancement. Clergy need to educate the congregation regarding clergy codes of conduct.
6. International Journal of Philosophical Practice: Volume > 1 > Issue: 3
Michael Grosso Philosophical Café for Spiritual Health: How To Start One
view |  rights & permissions | cited by