ICPP 2021

II Online Conference on Philosophical Practice (July 27-30, 2021)

“Philosophical practice: self-knowledge through intellectual creativity”

South Ural State University (National Research University)
Association of Philosophers-Practitioners “Ratio”

Conference Program Committee:

Borisov S.V. (Russia) (Chair), Amir L. (Israel) (Vice-Chair), Anatasopolous K. (Greece), Aachenbach G. (Germany), Barrientos J. (Spain), Brenifier O. (France), Weiss M. (Norway), Kono T. (Japan), Kohan W. (Brazil), Lindseth A. (Norway), Marinelli D. (Italy), Marinoff L. (USA), Pollastri N. (Italy), Rhee Y. (South Korea), Roth M. (Germany), Sumiacher D. (Argentina), Tillmanns M. (USA), Fatic A. (Serbia), de Haas L. (Netherlands), Helskog G. (Norway), Houni P. (Finland), Chernenko V. (Russia), Staude D. (Switzerland), Shukla A. (India).


One-day online pre-conference courses:


Ora Gruengard Courses (Language: English / Russian)

12:00 – 15:00

17:00 – 20:00 


In different rooms at the same time:

Gerd Achenbach Courses (Language: German / English / Russian)

12:00 – 15:00

17:00 – 20:00 

Jose Barrientos Rastrojo Courses (Language: English/Spanish)

15:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 22:00


12:00 Conference Opening (Language: English/Russian) Видео

12:30 Opening lecture by Gerd Achenbach on 40 years of philosophical practice: “Psychoanalysts seclude themselves to the basement, Transcendental philosophers lose themselves in the clouds, While a philosophy practitioner receives her guests in the mezzanine” (Language: German)


Lectures followed by discussion:

14:00 Neri Pollastri (Italy) Knowing, to be free not to heal (Language: English) Video

15:00 Pia Houni, Anu Virtanen (Finland) Nelsonian Socratic Dialogue as an Ethical Practice (Language: English) Video 

16:00 Ora Gruengard (Israel) Can philosophical counseling be detached from politics? (Language: English) Video

17:00 Aleksandar Fatić (Serbia) How could they have done such a thing? (Language: English) Video

18:00 Konul Bunyatzada (Azerbaijan)  Sufism as a method of Philosophical Counseling (Language: English) Video

19:00 Shanti Jones (USA) Mis-measure for Measure (Language: English) Video

Patrizia Cipolletta (Italy) Practical philosophy and philosophical practices (Video )(Language: Italian with English subtitles)


20:00 Panel session: Philosophical Practice and the Arts (Language: English) Video

Moderator: Lydia Amir (Sculping Space)

Participants: Vaughana Feary (Poetry), Mike Roth (Drama), Ora Gruengard (Literature), Shanti (Painting), Leo Hemetsberger (Music)


11:00 Panel session: Philosophical Practice and Research (Language: English) Video

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Michael Noah Weiss

Panel members: Prof. em. Anders Lindseth, Asst. Prof. Romizi Donata, Prof. José Barrientos Rastrojos, Assoc. Prof. Guro Hansen Helskog


Lectures followed by discussion

14:00 (in different rooms at the same time):

Natalya Artemenko (Russia) Oral history, remembering practices and the problem of “access” to the traumatic experience (Language: Russian) Video

Maya Levanon (Israel) Philosophical Guidance for the Reflective Psychonaut (Language: English) Video



15:30 (in different rooms at the same time):

Guro Hansen Helskog (Norway) What is the Dialogos approach? or What does it imply to act ethically? (Language: English) (The workshop didn’t take place)

Yana Makakenko (Russia) How can we talk about death? (Language: Russian) Video

17:00 (in different rooms at the same time):

Pia Houni (Finland) Creativity and Rationality – Art-based Socratic Dialogue (Language: English) Video

Oleg Valuev (Russia) Existential motto as a philosophical and psychological practice of resolving personal problems and life difficulties (Language: Russian) Video


18:30 Panel session: Philosophy in Prisons: BOECIO Project as a way of emancipation inside prison and beyond (Language: English) Video

Moderator: Prof. José Barrientos Rastrojo, Ph.D. (University of Seville), Director of the Research Project in Prision BOECIO

Panel members: Prof. Edson R. Nardi, Ph.D. (Universitarian Center Claretiano, Brasil), Prof. Ángel Alonso, Ph.D. (National Autonomous University of México, Mexico), Lic. Raúl Henriq, social worker and researcher of the project BOECIO in the female Prison Las Palmas II (Spain), Marco Antonio López Cortés (Video) and Cristal O. Luna Almaguer, researchers of the project BOECIO in the female Prison Santa Martha Acathila (National Autonomous University of México, Mexico).


20:00 Lectures followed by discussion:

Lydia Amir (Israel) Philosophical Practice and Justice: Uncritical Assumptions, Reasons and Consequences (Language: English / Russian) Video


21:00 Workshop:

David Sumiacher (Argentina) Philosophical practice with corporal actions (Language: English) Video



Lectures followed by discussion:

11:00 (in different rooms at the same time):

Antonio Sandu (Romania) Experiential Approach and Non-Dualistic Meditation in Philosophical Practice (Language: English) Video

Oleg Valuev (Russia) Cultural and historical practices of life during a pandemic: overcoming the apocalyptic time (Language: Russian) Video

12:30 Maya Levanon (Israel) Philosophical Education as a vaccine for Fake News (Language: English) (The lecture didn’t take place)



14:00 (in different rooms at the same time):

Riella Morhayim (Turkey) Philosophical Counseling On Anxiety (Language: English(The workshop didn’t take place) 

Sergey Borisov (Russia) Philosophy as a personal project (Language: Russian) Video


Panel sessions:

15:30 (in different rooms at the same time):

The body and philosophical practice (Language: EnglishVideo

Moderator: David Sumiacher

Invited speakers: Lydia Amir, José Barrientos-Rastrojo, Guro Hansen Helskog, Narelle Arcidiacono

“Hermeneutics of the Subject” on the hermeneutics of the client (Language: Russian) Video

Moderator: Nikolay Khmyrov

Participants: Artur Krasyukov, Yulia Monina, Andrey Sizov



17:00 Michael Noah Weiss & Guro Hansen Helskog (Norway) Reflective Practice Research Dialogues: Demonstrating a Format for Research Dialogues based on Philosophical Practice (Language: English) Video

18:30 Mike Roth (Germany) Doing philosophy together: narrative philosophy (Michael Hampe), fictional practitioners (Leon de Haas) & philodrama (Language: EnglishVideo


20:00 Panel session: Philosophy of imagination: imagination and thought in philosophical practice (Language: English) Video

Moderator: Giancarlo Marinelli

Invited speakers: Lydia Amir, José Barrientos-Rastrojo, David Sumiacher


Lectures followed by discussion:

21:00 (in different rooms at the same time):

André Almeida (Brazil) Philosophical Practice and the Decision-Making of Business Executives (Language: English) Video

Jon Borowicz (USA) Philosophical Practice as a Re-imagined Cynicism (Language: English) Video


Presentations (will take place in one virtual room): 

10:00 Ekaterina Polukhina (Russia) Experience of self-discovery and development of subjectness through depth philosophy (“Deep Philosophy”) (Language: Russian) Video

10:30 Tea Radovic (Serbia) Superposition and Entanglement of Quantum Personality (Language: EnglishVideo

11:00 Young Ki Kim (South Korea) A Preliminary Study on the Possibility of Integration between Antique Tragedy and Philosophical Counseling (Language: English) Video

11:30 Kamya Rago (India) Is philosophy dead? Rejuvenating philosophy through philosophy for children (Language: English) (The presentation didn’t take place)

12:00 Chi Sung Gi (South Korea) A study on philosophical counseling techniques using “Book of Changes”, zhòng tiān Qian, and ‘yáo wèi theory’ (Language: English(The presentation didn’t take place)

12:30 Abhishek Shukla (India) An Inquiry into The Nature of Philosophy with Special Reference to The Children’s Ability to Think Philosophically (Language: English) Video

13:00 Taisiya Kondratyeva (Russia) Discussion: Educational Programs in Philosophical Practice. What is problematic about them? (Language: EnglishVideo

14:00 Nikolay Khmyrov & Maria Dmitrieva (Russia) Does business need philosophical practice? Understanding the corporate experience (Language: Russian) Video

14:30 Arcangela Miceli (Italy) The philosophical game, inductive-ludosophical method and its application (Language: Italian / English) Video

15:00 Gulnara Shalagina (Russia) On the heuristic potential of academic philosophy for philosophical practice (in memory of Leon de Haas) (Language: Russian) Video

15:30 Fabio Andrés Galvis Gómez (Colombia / Russia) The promotion of critical thinking in education through architectural design.
A critical approach to Lefebvre’s production of the social space (Language: EnglishVideo

16:00 Federico Emmanuel Mana (Argentina) Void and fiction: a new methodological approach for philosophical counselling (Language: English) Video


Presentations of books, journals, projects:

17:00 José Barrientos-Rastrojo (Spain) (Language: EnglishVideo

– Presentation of the International Journal on Philosophical Practice HASER

– Book presentation: Experiencial Philosophical Practice. Beyond philosophical posturing

18:00 David Sumiacher (Argentina) (Language: English) Video

– Book presentation: Philosophy in motion. State and situation of philosophical practices in the world

– Project Presentation: ICPP Website

19:00 Space for worldwide collaboration: The Philosophical Practice Hub Project (Language: EnglishVideo

Key speakers: André L. Santos de Almeida (Brazil), Taisiya Kondratyeva (Russia), Alexandra Konoplyanik (Russia/UK), Agatha (Lan-Fang) Liu (Taiwan / Great Britain), Aleksa Babic (Serbia)

19:30 Jörn Kroll (USA) Building Advanced Levels of Human Development: Esoteric Philosophy and the Major Cultural Role of Russia in the Writings of Alice A. Bailey (Language: EnglishVideo

20:00 Plenary session: election of the organizer of ICPP 17. ICPP International Acknowledgment Ceremony. Closing of the conference (Language: English / RussianVideo



One-day online post-conference courses:


In different rooms at the same time:

Lou Marinoff courses (Language: English / Russian)

15:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 22:00

Oscar Brenifier courses (Language: English / Russian)

12:00 – 15:00

17:00 – 20:00 


Lydia Amir courses (Language: English / Russian)

15:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 22:00

Conference participants’ statistics 2021