Detlef Staude (Switzerland)
Detlef Staude (Switzerland) - Master of
Philosophy, has been leading philosophical practice in Bern (www.philocom.ch)
for 24 years, president of the Swiss network of philosophical practitioners
(www.philopraxis.ch), author of several books on philosophical practice,
organizer of the 14th International Conference on Philosophical Practice 2016
in Bern (Switzerland).
Philosophical Practice and Social Responsibility (Lecture)
Presentation Language: English
Starting from the question of what social
responsibility philosophical practice has, the author poses the thesis that
philosophical practice is based on commitment to public reflection on current
issues. Starting from well-known Russians in Switzerland who, as philosophers, have
taken their social and political responsibility seriously, he takes up the question
of how political the social commitment of philosophical practice is and should
be. He points out that the main task of philosophical practice is to create
public spaces for reflection in society, and then uses examples to examine what
this means in concrete terms and what typical difficulties arise in the process.
It shows that philosophical practice cannot be only philosophical consultation,
but only through its diversity can it fulfill its social responsibility.