Sergey Ladushkin (Russia)


Sergey Ladushkin (Russia) - PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor of St. Petersburg State University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, he is working as a practical philosopher for five years, advising individuals and business clients on issues of systemic formulation and resolution of meaning problems, he is developing an author's project co-analytics as variety of philosophical partnership, joint passage through meaning problem zones in personal and business life.

Philosophical counseling as a business: experience of co-analytics (Presentation)

Presentation language: Russian

Humanitarian practice is becoming sustainable and capable of self-development, when it gains a solid economic foundation. At the stage of formation, each new humanitarian technology exists only thanks to the efforts of individual enthusiasts, grant support, donations from sponsors and funds, but ultimately the question of creating an adequate financial and economic base for it is a matter of survival as well as of the technology itself and the authors promoting it. In connection with this, the task arises of finding suitable business models for various forms of modern philosophical practices. We consider this task as an example of co-analytics as one of the varieties of philosophical partnership. Co-analytics is a practice of medium and long-term partnership between a philosopher-practitioner and his client regarding the solution of the problems in personal or business life. At the same time, the problem in co-analytics is understood not only as an obstacle that needs to be overcome and eliminated, but as a space of self-development, being in which gives a person a chance to discover new useful meanings for him and build on their basis a more effective model of his own behavior in a changing the world. Co-analytical partnership becomes possible only with the correct distribution of communication roles between the philosopher-practitioner and his client, when each of the participants in the partnership realizes its role in it, sees what it gives to the other, and what it receives. The philosopher-practitioner in this partnership acts for his client as an interested accomplice in passing through the meaning problem field together with the client; he turns out to be both a guide and an assistant in the client's independent overcoming of his own meaning difficulties. We consider this role-based positioning as a methodological basis for the proper building of business partnerships in philosophical practice as a business process.