Inputs from Murdoch and Rosenberg for Philosophical Counselling

Philosophical Practice: Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association 18 (1):3027-38 (2023)
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Abstract

In this article, I suggest that combining resources from philosophy and psychology can yield useful tools for philosophical counselling. More specifically, I argue for three theses: a) Iris Murdoch’s notion of just attention and Marshall Rosenberg’s method of non-violent communication are interestingly compatible; b) engaging in non-violent communication serves to support one’s endeavors to acquire the kind of clear vision Murdoch thinks doing well by others requires; and c) non-violent just communication would be beneficial to both counsellors and counselees and thus a useful resource for philosophical counsellors.

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T. Raja Rosenhagen
Ashoka University (Sonipat, India)

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