The Promise of Philosophy and the Landmark Forum
Steven R. McCarl
University of Denver - Department of Political Science
Landmark Worldwide LLC; Vanto Group
Joyce McCarl Nielsen
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Sociology
Sally Lewis Kennedy
Graland Country Day School
Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. XXIII, No. 1 & 2, Jan/Feb & Mar/Apr 2001
Barbados Group Working Paper No. 01-01
Philosophy promises more than contents of thought. It can cultivate openness to continuously arising new contents of thought. Unconsciously identifying with the contents of thought displaces this openness; the remedy for such unnoticed closed mindedness is self-knowledge. In the Socratic tradition the Landmark Forum - a forty-hour course sponsored by the employee owned Landmark Educational Corporation - provides a model of philosophy as the practical art of uncovering and expanding self-knowledge and thereby generating unforeseen ways of being in everyday life.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Applied philosophy, transformation, well being, Socratic DialogueAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 6, 2001 ; Last revised: June 8, 2008
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