Videos: 5th International Summer Seminar of Philosophical Practice
Oscar Brenifier, holds a Bachelor of biology degree (University of Ottawa) and a PhD in Philosophy (Paris IV – Sorbonne). For many years, in France as well as in the rest of the world, he has been working on the concept of ‘philosophical practice’, both from a theoretical and practical viewpoint. He is one of the main promoters of the project of philosophy in the city, organizing philosophy workshops for children and adults and philosophy cafés, working as a philosophy consultant, etc. He has published about thirty books in this domain, including the ‘Philozenfants’ series (Editions Nathan), which has been translated into over twenty-five languages. He founded the Institut de Pratiques Philosophiques (Institute of philosophical practice), to train practical philosophers and organize philosophy workshops in various places: schools, media centres, old people’s homes, prisons, social centres, firms, etc.
He is also one of the authors of the UNESCO report La philosophie, une École de la Liberté.
Isabelle Millon Philosopher-Practitioner (Philosophy workshop facilitator for adults and children), Trainer (teachers and social workers), Director of the Institut de Pratiques Philosophiques (since 1994), Editor and Documentalist, Sub-Editor of « Diotime – L’Agora » (French journal of didactics of philosophy), co-author (Collection « L’apprenti-philosophe », 8 books for young adults and adults, Nathan school editors).
Gabriel Viallet Philosopher-Practitioner (Philosophy workshop facilitator for adults and children) and Teacher of Physics
Audrey Gers Philosopher-Practitioner (Philosophy workshop facilitator for adults and children). She likes to seize oppositions and understand their stakes, she is interested in making participants becoming aware of the choice of their words.
Jérôme Lecoq has a Master’s in business with a speciality in international affairs. He also has a Master’s in Philosophy which he did as a hobby on distance learning, with emphasis on German philosophy. He wrote his master’s thesis on a french 18th century philosopher, Maine de Biran, who re-discovered the relationships between mind and body in his main book, “La décomposition de la pensée”.