Towards a Meaning-Centered Philosophy of Communication
Review of: Sandu Frunză. 2020. Filosofie și comunicare cotidiană. Cărțile ar putea să-ți schimbe viața (Philosophy and Daily Communication: Books could change your life). Iaşi: Lumen Publishing House.
Keywords:philosophical counselling, Lou Marinoff, communication, philosophical dialogue, Emmy van Deurzen, Sandu Frunză
Philosophical counseling is a dialogical practice which aims to explore and elucidate issues that do not fall into the pathological sphere, focusing on: common situations you may experience in daily life, moral dilemmas, existential crises due to lack of meaning or purpose of life, ethical conflicts in the workplace, reconciling present experiences with previous thoughts and painstakingly careful inquiries. Sandu Frunză reminds us that philosophical practices should not be understood as a way to satisfy the counseled person or applying painstakingly careful inquiries by finding a viable solution to the problem that worries them, but rather offers them an opportunity to broaden their horizons of knowledge by confronting ideas and beliefs different from his own. In the light of these statements, it would not be to bold to reassure that one of the main purposes of philosophical counseling could only be the search for and acquisition of wisdom. Practicing counsellors as well as scholars and advanced students of philosophy, communication, counseling, and educational and ethical guidance will find the volume Philosophy and everyday life: Books might change your life of particular importance.
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Frunză, S. (2020). Filosofie şi comunicare cotidiană. Cărţile ar putea să-ţi schimbe viaţa [Philosophy and Daily Communication: Books could change your life]. Lumen Publishing House.
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