Philosophical Practice

Accredited Philosophical Consultation for Individuals, Groups and Companies

About our Philosophical Practice

Who we are:

We are certified members of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). Although our practice is located in South Africa and our services are offered locally, we are also available internationally as registered online providers through the APPAChat website (appa.edu).

Philosophical practice is defined by the APPA as a set of philosophically-based activities that include personal action, individual appointment, group facilitation, organisational consulting and educational programming. The intent of these activities is to benefit the public. The activities are non-medical, non-iatrogenic and not allied intrinsically with psychiatry or psychology. The foci of these activities are educational, axiological and intellectual (Refer to the Constitution of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association).

What we do:

Although individual philosophical practitioners may differ in method and theoretical orientation, they facilitate such activities as:
1. the examination of clients’ arguments and justifications;
2. the clarification, analysis and definition of important terms and concepts;
3. the exposure and examination of underlying assumptions and logical implications;
4. the exposure of conflicts and inconsistencies;
5. the exploration of traditional philosophical theories and their significance for client issues;
6. all other related activities that have historically been identified as philosophical.

Several other helping professions have also incorporated some of the aforementioned ancient, philosophical activities into their therapeutic practices. They should however not be confused with the private practice of philosophy as defined by the performance of distinctively philosophical activities, for which philosophical practitioners have been uniquely educated and trained. (For further details, please refer to the Code of Ethics of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association)

Philosophical Practice as a profession:

Although individual philosophical practitioners may differ in method and theoretical orientation, they facilitate such activities as:
1. the examination of clients’ arguments and justifications;
2. the clarification, analysis and definition of important terms and concepts;
3. the exposure and examination of underlying assumptions and logical implications;
4. the exposure of conflicts and inconsistencies;
5. the exploration of traditional philosophical theories and their significance for client issues;
6. all other related activities that have historically been identified as philosophical.

Several other helping professions have also incorporated some of the aforementioned ancient, philosophical activities into their therapeutic practices. They should however not be confused with the private practice of philosophy as defined by the performance of distinctively philosophical activities, for which philosophical practitioners have been uniquely educated and trained. (For further details, please refer to the Code of Ethics of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association)