(NEW) Patrizia Cipolletta (Italy)


Patrizia Cipolletta (Italy) - Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Communication, and Performing Arts at the University of Roma Tre

Practical philosophy and philosophical practices 


Presentation Language: Italian (with English subtitles)

In the video interview, author will present the 2nd degree university Master in "Philosophical Counseling", established at the University of Roma Tre in 2006. Further, the video also illustrates the activities of the association "Agàpe Scuola. Formazione per Consulenza filosofica e Pratiche filosofiche" (School Agàpe. Training in philosophical counseling and philosophical practices) within the university Master. As part of the Board of this association, author will describe the philosophical practices involved in the Master's courses and lessons. Her report will be particularly focused on the importance of the dialogue between the practitioners that daily deal with the classical and grounding texts of the philosophical tradition, moved by both historical and linguistic rigorous approaches, and the counselors, who listen, in their philosophical practices, to the urgent questions that arise from the everyday life of society. In such a mutual exchange, the practical approach to philosophy allow us, on the one hand, to constantly go back to the sources of the philosophical wisdom as well as to merge into the dialogue between philosophy and sciences, and, on the other, the philosophical research can hearken the problems of the plurality, which inhabits modern societies, reenacting the ancient philosophical practice that always strives for the good and the flourishing life. The Master's training programs stress a difference between practical philosophy and philosophical practices, which is deemed necessary for a fruitful dialogue, with the hope that these two attitudes can walk different paths, but can be united in their purposes. The video interview will also explain how this productive dialogue has been promoted for more than a decade, and how author herself has been active in different roles as a professor at university, and as philosophical counselor, too. Particular emphasis will be put on how her research has evolved including the philosophical practices in the areas of interest and how, in turn, the philosophical research had enriched the philosophical counseling. These same topics can also be discussed in a round table taking place during the conference.