6th International Conference “Exploration, Education and Progress in the Third Millennium” 2014– Copyright © 2014
FORMAT | Presented paper
HOW TO CITE| SANDU, Antonio. (2014). Appreciative ethics in counselling of ethics of the public servant. Prezentată la 6th International Conference “Exploration, Education and Progress in the Third Millennium”, 9 Mai 2014, Universitatea Dunărea de Jos din Galaţi.
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The appreciative approach of philosophy starts from the papers of David Cooperrider and Srivatsva regarding the “Appreciative Inquiry”, a way of discursive pragmatism that replaces the focus on problem with the focus on the successful elements from the previous experience of the individuals, groups, organizations or communities. This experience can be integrated in the philosophical speech, having as referential the Socratic method and the Platonian dialogues. The principles of appreciative philosophical counselling target the partnership between the practitioner philosopher and the client, focusing on the positive everyday experiences. Philosophical counselling falls within the philosophical tradition of search of ultimate meaning of reality. It’s a way of bringing philosophy from the pure theoretical construction space, into the sphere of social practice as a form of applied philosophy. The appreciative speech starts from the postmodern vision with a constructionist approach according to which reality itself is a social construction generated through successive negotiations on interpretations.
appreciative ethics, counselling, ethics, public servant, practitioner.