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Why philosophical coaching?

Everyone – including you – has a philosophy of life. But for most of us it can be vague, unclear, inconsistent, even contradictory.

By learning the tools and practices of philosophical reflection, you can clearly define and successfully apply a personally meaningful philosophy of your own.

This kind of active wisdom helps you make better decisions, become more successful as a human being, and live a life of deeper meaning, coherence, and fulfillment.

The ancient Greeks called this eudaimonia or complete happiness, and it is the ultimate goal of philosophical coaching.

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The Circles of Friendship

As noted last week, Robin Dunbar, who has done amazing research into close personal relationships, is best known for “Dunbar’s Number” – his finding that the typical friends network contains about 150 people (as discussed in a recent post by Arnold Kling). Yet as I also noted long ago in my blog post “Joining the…

Metaphysics in Verse II

Among the strangest conceptions of metaphysics is Aristotle’s fanciful (or perhaps deadly serious) hypothesis of the Unmoved Mover. It’s difficult to understand quite what he was getting at, and I’m not about to formulate a scholarly exegesis of the idea. But I did compose a little poem about it: Had I a god, I’m sure…

The Seven Pillars of Friendship

Love, friendship, and other close personal relationships have been ill-served in the philosophical literature. Aside from Aristotle’s foundational discussion and the occasional essay by the likes of Montaigne, Bacon, and Emerson, few philosophers have contributed deep insights to human relationships. This is disappointing, because as Aristotle observed 2400 years ago we are social creatures for…

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