Ran Lahav is a writer, philosophical practitioner and counselor, and a university professor of philosophy and psychology. He received his PhD in philosophy and Master’s in psychology from the University of Michigan. For more than two decades he has been active in the philosophical practice movement, which believes that philosophy can make life deeper, richer, and more meaningful. He has been working extensively with individuals and groups and giving workshops and lectures in many countries. His publications include numerous academic articles, four professional books, and four books of fiction and spirituality. He now lives in rural Vermont, USA, and emerges occasionally for philosophical activities around the world.
Un "companionship" filosófico comprende un grupo de personas, filósofos y no-filósofos, que se encuentran en línea o cara a cara y reflexionan juntos contemplando ideas filosóficas. En resonancia mutua entre ellos y dando voz a lo más profundo de sí, desarrollan juntos ideas profundas.
This handbook is a practical and theoretical guide to philosophical companionships. A philosophical companionship is a group of people, philosophers or non-philosophers, who meet online or face-to-face and contemplate in togetherness on philosophical ideas. They resonate with each other and give voice to their inner depth, developing together profound insights.
Plato's famous Allegory of the Cave teaches us that philosophy can transform our life and elevate it. It can help us understand the narrow "cave" in which we are imprisoned and inspire us to step out of it towards greater horizons. This is the vision of Philosophical Practice, an international movement of philosophers who believe that philosophy can help us live our life more fully and deeply.
The Blessing protecting the earth is dwindling. A wave of accidents and catastrophes suddenly plagues the world. Three Keepers try using the powers of the Book of Creation to avert the approaching doom, but the task turns out to be much more harrowing than they had expected.