(NEW) José Barrientos Rastrojo (Spain)
Barrientos Rastrojo (Spain) - Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, University of
Philosophical Practice in Prison: BOECIO Project or Enlarging Philosophy by means of experiential workshops with belittled people (Lecture)
Presentation Language: English
BOECIO is the first Research Empirical Project funded by the European Union and based on more than 1,000 philosophical and experiential workshops performed in European and American countries. BOECIO is grounded on three pillars: (1) to accomplish an empirical research on the efficacy of Philosophical Practice, (2) to work on empirical workshops and (3) to work with people at risk of social exclusion (inmates). First, the empirical research is built on a sample of more than 600 inmates (from American and European prisons) and more than 1,000 philosophical workshops. Second, workshops are founded on the idea that to attend a philosophical session is similar to visit in a gym. Therefore, we need to train (ascesis) by means of several philosophical exercises. BOECIO contains 22 sessions that explain and train in those practical and theoretical routines. Third, Philosophy has despised several kinds of people for a long time, for example, women, inmates, children, indigenous and so on. We just need to read who wrote main philosophical treatises or where it is taught philosophy. The recipient of philosophy (and philosophical practice) has been a well off person: students from colleges and universities or from schools with students coming from medium-high income families (despite there are some exceptions as Excallibur project by Feary). This situation can turn PP in a field for well-off people, it can make invisible some people and, at the end of the day, it can be part of the affluent system. Therefore, a critical thinking approach or a problem-solving approach is a risk for a 'normalizer' Philosophical Practice but a PP develops with prosperous counselees could be defending the same role for Philosophical Practice. BOECIO works with inmates people and DIÓGENES is a second project who works with poor elders and kids (in America and Europe). Our proposal aims to explain how we are articulating both projects. Furthermore, it will explain that those projects are a critical stance against systematized philosophies in Capitalism.
Philosophy in Prisons: BOECIO Project as a way of emancipation inside prison and beyond (Panel discussion)
BOECIO is the first Research Empirical Project on Philosophical Practice in Prisons funded by the European Union. It aims to train on critical thinking and government over passions (as did stoics). Its activities have been spread out by several countries in Iberoamerica (México, Brasil, Argentina, Colombia, among others) and Europe (Spain, Italy, among others). BOECIO is grounded on three pillars: (1) to accomplish an empirical research on the efficacy of Philosophical Practice, (2) to work on empirical philosophical workshops and (3) to work with people at risk of social exclusion (inmates, security staff, families) in order to develop critical thinking, emancipation or free of thinking and to rule over passions. Its empirical research is built on a sample of more than 1,000 inmates and more than 1,000 philosophical workshops. Workshops are molded on the idea that to attend a philosophical session is like making exercise in a gym. Therefore, participants are trained (ascesis) by means of several philosophical exercises. This panel will expose the origins of the project that began several years ago, its present developments and its quest in our pandemic situation. The panel will count on the presence of the researchers that are working in prisons in Brasil, Mexico and Spain.
Panel members: Prof. Edson R. Nardi, Ph.D. (Universitarian Center Claretiano, Brasil), Prof. Ángel Alonso, Ph.D. (National Autonomous University of México, Mexico), Lic. Raúl Henriq, social worker and researcher of the project BOECIO in the female Prison Las Palmas II (Spain), Marco Antonio López Cortés and Cristal O. Luna Almaguer, researchers of the project BOECIO in the female Prison Santa Martha Acathila (National Autonomous University of México, Mexico).
José Barrientos Rastrojo, Ph.D. (University of Seville), Director of the
Research Project in Prision BOECIO
Presentation of the International Journal on Philosophical Practice HASER (Book presentation)
The International Journal on Philosophical Practice HASER is an academic journal on Philosophical Practice based on the University of Seville (Spain). Its first issue was released in 2010 by the support of the Research University Group "Philosophical Practice: Subject, Society, Suffering" (HUM 018). It aims is to publish rigorous research papers on the theory and practice of the Philosophical Practice and Philosophy with/for Children. The framework of some of its articles work are Philosophy in Prisons, Philosophy in environmental catastrophes, Philosophical Practice in Health Care, Philosophical Practice in Schools and Philosophical Practice in the army. HASER has been indexed in the most important academic indexes such as SCOPUS, Clarivate (ISI Thompson), Latindex, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, Elsevier, MIAR, The Philosophers Index, Norwegian System for Scientific Journals, CIRC, Conacyt, among others. The last issue includes a special section on research on and with Philosophical Practice in teacher education edited by Prof. Michael Weiss and Prof. Guro Hansen Helskog. All the issues can be downloaded for free in OJS. This presentation will explain its history, achievements, how to publish, how to get the issues for free, how to join the project and its future quest.
Panel members: Assoc. Prof. Michael Noah Weiss (University of South Eastern Norway), Assoc. Prof. Guro Hansen Helskog (University of South Eastern Norway)
Moderator: Prof. José
Barrientos-Rastrojo, Ph.D. (University of Seville, Spain)