“Philosophical health will be in the 21st century what physical health and psychological health were in the 20th century: at the beginning, it’s a luxury for the happy few, in the end it is a necessity for all.”Luis de Miranda, talk at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 29 October 2019.
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IT’S TIME TO EASE YOUR DESTINY MEANINGFULLY.
Kristina Queen of Sweden hired Descartes, the father of the modern cogito, as a philosophical counsellor already in 1649. She subsequently resigned from her position, judging there was a more important matter than being a queen: what could possibly more important than the kingdom of Sweden?
ARE THINGS TOO EASY ? WRITE THE BOOK OF YOUR LIFE TO DEFINE THE HIGHER VERSION OF YOURSELF.
Alexander the Great had his personal mind-training philosopher, Aristotle: the role of Aristotle’s advice and guidance in Alexander’s destiny was so important that it is said he remembered one of their dialogues just before he solved the Gordian knot.
Discover the consequences of your beliefs and find guidance to deploy your purpose and values.
Humans call themselves sapiens sapiens (“two-times wise”). Yet they can be more or less unconsciously cruel to each other – and to their own self – on a daily and sometimes banal basis. Can we imagine a humanity without cruelty? Unesco’s constitution states: “Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed.” This statement is to be taken seriously rather than as a mere metaphor: an affirmative, active and creative peace of mind is a philosophical question, not simply an economic, political or psychological standard. To be capable of such a collective peace of mind is to demonstrate philosophical health, on top of physical and psychological balance.
The capacity to think and anticipate in terms of philosophically healthy individual and collective minds is a fundamental aspect of an integral existence. Even more so in the 21st century, in the context of the anthrobotic determinism self-inflicted by artificial agents and predictive analytics. Given the current state of the world and the feeling that modern institutions, paradigms and subjectivities are becoming obsolete, it is time for a creative tabula rasa to deal with growing pathologies of free will, polarisations and lack of faith in the future. Let’s imagine together the future of your philosophical health!
Epicurus wrote: “Empty is that philosopher’s argument by which no human suffering is therapeutically treated. For just as there is no use in a medical art that does not cast out the sicknesses of bodies, so too there is no use in philosophy, unless it casts out the suffering of the soul.” For Nietzsche, philosophical health or “great health” was about our connection to an overflowing abundance (of life, of cosmos, of love, of creation?), cheerfulness and laughter, living experimentally, and forgetting. There seems to be today an affinity between philosophical health and neurodiversity, a concept where neurological differences are to be recognised and respected, not as diseases but as variations, transmutations perhaps, possibilities for being otherwise, other forms of health potentially, albeit apparently unadapted to our current standards and norms. We can distinguish analytical (predictive, operational), dialectical (argumentative, oppositional) and crealectical (imaginative, transmutative) ways of understanding the question, and articulate them towards a co-creative transmutation of our selves.
As the author of internationally published philosophical essays and novels, and as a philosophical counselor in the premises of a psychotherapy institute (Livslinjen, Stockholm, Sweden), Luis de Miranda, PhD, works on our potential for healthier ways of life and care of ourselves based on the philosophical tradition, techniques and way of thinking/minding. He is currently designing his own method, crealectics, which he introduced in a former Unesco workshop in October 2019. He is the conductor of the Philosophical Health International network.
Discover how you can be a solid, autonomous and reality-creative adult. Think joyfully, naturally and successfully.
Bring a question that is important for you or come as you are and feel the magic of philosophical dialogue slowly operate with Dr Luis de Miranda.
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The Philosophical Parlour is located in the heart of Stockholm since February 2018. Private conversations are held by appointment only with Luis de Miranda, Doctor of Philosophy, certified practising member of the Swedish Society for Philosophical Practice (SSFP), also trained in psychoanalysis, and author of an internationally translated oeuvre.
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“Luis de Miranda is a professional of Truth.” Gerald Moore, Philosopher, Durham University.
“Thanks to Luis de Miranda and his double expertise in thinking and creating, I was able to write two books that got published and spoke to hundreds of readers. In the process, I learned about myself and the world, and became a more autonomous person and attentive leader.” Jean-Sébastien Hongre, CEO of Teaminside International.
“Talking with Luis de Miranda about our problems or ideas between 2014 and 2017 often boosted our courage. He is not only a rigorous thought-leader with a deep knowledge of philosophy, literature, and art, but also an open-minded listener with a joyful energy.” Edouard Notte, Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
“Luis de Miranda helped me to develop the voice I needed to reconcile a horrible past with a rewarding present.” Céline Raphaël, author of La Démesure, Paris, France.
“Got this feeling that I have so much to express. Instead of pushing away thoughts that can be scary, I can face them with playful poetry and action.” J. W., abusively diagnosed as bipolar 2.
“I met Luis de Miranda several years ago, when he was invited to give a talk at Reykjavik University. Since then I think a lot about his Creal-philosophy. More recently, Luis helped me to challenge the Venice Biennale.” Katrin Inga Jonsdottir Hjordisardottir, Icelandic Artist.
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