The Promise of Philosophy and the Landmark Forum
10 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2001 Last revised: 8 Jun 2008
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.
Keywords: Applied philosophy, transformation, well being, Socratic Dialogue
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