Practical Philosophy is a discipline that uses philosophical methods and insights to explore how people can lead wiser, more reflective lives.It is also the name for the activity that helps people lead such lives.Its topics include the nature and pursuit of wisdom relating to:- the good life, reason and the emotions, decision-making and the meaning of life. The activities of practical philosophy include philosophical counselling (usually with individuals), the community of enquiry (mainly used in Philosophy with Children) , Socratic Dialogue (used in management) and workshops and courses on practical philosophy.
1 Socrates: Philosophy and the Good Life
2 Well-Being Bentham versus Mill versus Aristotle
3 Human Excellence Aristotle versus the Stoics
4 Wisdom the most important virtue?
5. Existential Wisdom Being true to yourself and the human condition
6 Love and personal relationships
7 Ethics Doing the right thing Kant versus Mill
8 The Meaning of Life - is it really 42?
9 How to develop even more enlightened values10 Philosophical Counselling and Conclusions
I hope that gives some inkling into what I mean by "practical philosophy". In my next article , I'll talk some more about how to do it