The Role of Chinese Philosophy in Developing Philosophical Consultancy

  • Organised by Yuming Liu

The topic of this workshop will focus on one issue: the possibility of applying Chinese philosophy to consulting practice as one branch of practical philosophy. This issue arises from the practice of philosophical consultancy. Despite being trending in China, the absence of theoretical backup has caused philosophical consultancy to be undefined and marginalised among the existed counselling service. There is a requisite for a practical philosophy theory that expresses the distinction between the novel and traditional counselling theories, i.e., psychology and psychiatry. I would propose that Chinese philosophy, which in nature being practical, can fill this lack. Additionally, empirical cases in other countries, such as the USA and Israel, where the philosophical consultancy has been proved successful, may be helpful to assess the applicability of the proposal.

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Room 5