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Women in Philosophical Counseling

The Anima of Thought in Action

Edited by Luisa de Paula and Peter Raabe - Contributions by Riella Morhayim; Natasa Radovanovic; Silvia Bakirdjian; Luisa Sesino; Heidi Salaverría; Lydia Amir; Ora Gruengard; Roxana Kreimer; Marianne Vahl; Camilla Angeltun; Rayda Guzmán González; Narelle Arcidiacono; Marie-France Lebouc; M.G. Piety; Dena Hurst; Marleen Moors; Kate Mehuron and Helen Douglas

With contributions from eighteen professional women counselors from twelve different countries, this book is the first to provide an overview of new-born philosophical practices from an entirely female perspective. It gives voice to women's thoughts and brings to the reader a living portrait of philosophy as a service to people and a training for those in search of a fully lived existence. As the authors draw on first-hand experience, their philosophical analyses intertwine with changes in attitudes and real-life stories, unearthing that forgotten soul of philosophical thought which our ancestors referred to as the Anima. The book provides a lively, sprightly and vivacious picture of how philosophy is used in practice, a long way from the rigidness and stereotypical severity of its traditional image. It will not fail to inspire readers to live their thoughts and think their lives. « less more »
Lexington Books
Pages: 320Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7391-9165-1 • Hardback • April 2015 • $100.00 • (£70.00)
978-0-7391-9166-8 • eBook • April 2015 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
Luisa de Paula is a philosophical counselor and formerly taught philosophy at Urbino University.

Peter Raabe teaches philosophy at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Riella Morhayim
Natasa Radovanovic
Silvia Bakirdjian
Luisa Sesino
Heidi Salaverría
Lydia Amir
Ora Gruengard
Roxana Kreimer
Marianne Vahl
Camilla Angeltun
Rayda Guzmán González
Narelle Arcidiacono
Marie-France Lebouc
M.G. Piety
Dena Hurst
Marleen Moors
Kate Mehuron
Helen Douglas
This fine collection is a testimony to the importance of women’s voices in the field of philosophical counseling. These voices can be heard throughout the book expressing the unique experiences and perspectives of women as writers, as counselors, as clients, and as philosophers.
Ran Lahav, Johnson State College, Siena Heights University