Pia Houni (Finland)

01/03/2020

Pia Houni (Finland) - PhD, adjunct professor, University of Tampere, philosophical practitioner, shared reading facilitator, writer, president of Finnish Philosophical Network.

Creativity and Truth (Workshop) 

Philosophical Practice and Social Responsibility (Lecture) 

Presentation Language: English

Creativity and Truth (Workshop)

The workshop is art-based philosophizing where we are going to study the topic by doing some art activities and constructed a philosophical question for the dialogue. In my experience, art-based activities can be an ice breaker or a shortcut to open people's minds to wonder, make questions, start philosophizing together. Art activity can also open some emotional aspects and build a bridge of dialogue between us and philosophical understanding. This all might lead us forward to deeper self understanding.

Philosophical Practice and Social Responsibility (Lecture)

In the open lecture I will ask what kind of social responsibility people have in philosophical practice activities? With this question I am approaching the idea of capability, opportunity, equality and micro-ethics. Today, it is more important to understand micro-ethics, because we are facing a different kind of people and we, as philosophical practitioners, should be awake and sensitive, but at the same time to keep hold of critical thinking.