Women in Philosophical Counseling

Women in Philosophical Counseling : The Anima of Thought in Action

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With contributions from eighteen professional women counselors from twelve different countries, this book is the first to provide an overview of new-born philosophical practices from an entirely female perspective. It gives voice to women's thoughts and brings to the reader a living portrait of philosophy as a service to people and a training for those in search of a fully lived existence. As the authors draw on first-hand experience, their philosophical analyses intertwine with changes in attitudes and real-life stories, unearthing that forgotten soul of philosophical thought which our ancestors referred to as the Anima. The book provides a lively, sprightly and vivacious picture of how philosophy is used in practice, a long way from the rigidness and stereotypical severity of its traditional image. It will not fail to inspire readers to live their thoughts and think their lives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 322 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 32mm | 619.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739191659
  • 9780739191651

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Women Think in Whispers in a Developing Country: A Glance through The Lens Of Philosophical Counseling, Riella Morhayim Chapter 2: Therapy in Serbia from a Gender Perspective, Natasa Radovanovic Chapter 3: The Awakening of 'Anima' in Philosophical Counseling, Silvia Bakirdjian Chapter 4: Philosophical Counseling at the End of Life. A Gender Perspective, Luisa Sesino Chapter 5: The Eros of Doubting, Heidi Salaverria Chapter 6: Philosophic Humor for Women - (and Men): Fighting Shame and Disgust, Lydia Amir Chapter 7: The Need to Be Needed, Ora Gruengard Chapter 8: Sex, Dating and Love: Differences between Men and Women, Roxana Kreimer Chapter 9: Rational Emotions in Philosophical Counselling, Marianne Vahl Chapter 10: The Awakening of PHIrho nuepsilonsigmaiotasigmaf (phronesis): Philosophical Practice and the Call for Traditional Female Values, Camilla Angeltun Chapter 11: He comes to my practice: sharing sensibilities, Rayda Guzman Gonzalez Chapter 12: How Might Philosophical Counseling be in Garments From Simone de Beauvoir's Armoire, The Second Sex?, Narelle Arcidiacono Chapter 13: Young Women and the Strengthening of one's moral character, Marie-France Lebouc Chapter 14: Conversations with Women, M.G. Piety Chapter 15: Woman as Healer, Dena Hurst Chapter 16: Sexism and Gender Issues in Academic Philosophy: Philosophical Practice as a Balancing Act, Marleen Moors Chapter 17: Relationship Violence: How Philosophical Counseling Can Help, Kate Mehuron Chapter 18: Giving Birth to Derrida's Mother: Philosophical Practice at the End of Philosophy, Helen Douglas
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Review quote

This fine collection is a testimony to the importance of women's voices in the field of philosophical counseling. These voices can be heard throughout the book expressing the unique experiences and perspectives of women as writers, as counselors, as clients, and as philosophers. -- Ran Lahav, Johnson State College, Siena Heights University
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About Luisa De Paula

Luisa de Paula is a philosophical counselor and formerly taught philosophy at Urbino University. Peter Raabe teaches philosophy at the University of the Fraser Valley.
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