Workshop: Philosophical Practice as a virtue
Abstract: Ever since Aristotle, virtues have been understood as the mean between vices. I will present Philosophical Practice as a middle way between questioning and knowing.
SHORT CV: Anders Lindseth (1946) is in Norway Professor Emeritus for practical philosophy at the Centre for Practical Knowledge, Nord University. He has been teacher of philosophy at the Universities of Oslo and Tromsø, and professor at the Department for Health Care Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø. He has been guest professor for practical knowledge at the School of Design and Crafts, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, Gothenburg University. After retirement he moved to Munich where he is living with his German wife; two sons have left home. In Munich he has been teaching ethics and philosophy of education at Hochschule für Philosophie. Since 1971 Lindseth is a meditation teacher of the Norwegian Acem-School of Meditation, and now he is teaching meditation at Münchner Volkshochschule. 1989 Lindseth opened a Philosophical Practice in Tromsø and he is now offering such practice/counselling in Munich. He has been a member of the board of the International Society for Philosophical Practice (ISPP) and he is now a member of the scientific board of ISPP. Since 2017 he is teaching philosophical practice at Vienna University. Since 1997 he has been participating as practical philosopher at the annual International Meetings on the Treatment of Psychosis. In March 2019 he became honorary member of the Cuban Psychiatric Society.