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The Promise of Philosophy and the Landmark Forum


Steven R. McCarl


University of Denver - Department of Political Science

Steve Zaffron


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

Abstract:     
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 Dialogue

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Date posted: August 6, 2001 ; Last revised: June 8, 2008

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McCarl, Steven R. and Zaffron, Steve and Nielsen, Joyce McCarl and Kennedy, Sally Lewis, The Promise of Philosophy and the Landmark Forum. Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. XXIII, No. 1 & 2, Jan/Feb & Mar/Apr 2001; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 01-01. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=278955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.278955

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Steven R. McCarl (Contact Author)
University of Denver - Department of Political Science ( email )
E. Evans and S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208
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Steve Zaffron
Landmark Worldwide LLC
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United States
Vanto Group ( email )
353 Sacramento Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
Joyce McCarl Nielsen
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Sociology ( email )
Boulder, CO 80309
United States
303-492-8571 (Phone)
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Sally Lewis Kennedy
Graland Country Day School ( email )
30 Birch Street
Denver, CO 80207
United States
303-333-6043 (Phone)
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