Philosopher as Guide
As a philosophical guide, I meet individuals held in a state of bewilderment and lead them into lives awakened to the things of greatest importance. After finishing a Ph.D., I completed training with the APPA in philosophical counseling. Through philosophical conversations, I show conversation partners how to become masters in the art of philosophical inquiry.
Philosophical inquiry is like searching for
a person you’ve never met before,
only to discover that the person in question is you.
Life after Professional Estrangement
Individuals most attracted to inquiring about themselves tend to be estranged professionals with an aesthetic sensibility or with a commitment to analytical rigor. They are financially secure, they have been successful in their chosen professions (e.g., entrepreneurship, law, medicine, IT, the academy), and yet they sense that something significant is missing in their lives. Something is ‘deeply off,’ something mysterious, opaque, seemingly indefinable. They seem to be searching for something without knowing what it is they’re after or how to go about it.
As of 2013, I have a new home for my overview of philosophical counseling and educational advising. You can visit it here.