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Saturday April 20, 2024, 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST

Featured Guest: Anders Lindseth, Pioneering Norwegian practitioner, Professor emeritus.


Anders Lindseth (1946) is in Norway Pro­fessor Emeritus for practical phi­loso­phy at the Centre for Practical Knowledge, Nord University. He has been teacher of philosophy at the Universities of Oslo and Tromsø, and professor at the De­partment for Health Care Research, Fa­culty of Medicine, Univer­sity of Tromsø. He has been guest professor for prac­ti­cal know­ledge at the School of Design and Crafts, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Per­for­ming Arts, Gothen­burg Uni­versity. After retirement he moved to Munich where he is living with his German wife; two sons have left home. In Munich he has been teaching ethics and philo­so­phy of education at Hochschule für Philosophie. Since 1971 Lind­seth is a medi­tation teacher of the Norwe­gian Acem-School of Medi­tation, and now he is teaching meditation at Münchner Volkshochschule. 1989 Lindseth op­ened a Philo­sophical Practice in Tromsø and he is now offering such practice/coun­­­selling in Munich. He has been a member of the board of the International Society for Philosophical Practice (ISPP) and he is now a member of the scientific board of ISPP. Since 2017 he is teaching phi­losophical practice at Vienna University. Since 1997 he has been participating as practical philosopher at the annual International Mee­tings on the Treat­ment of Psychosis. In March 2019 he became honorary member of the Cuban Psychiatric Society.


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APPA Agora #10: Philosophy for Everyday Life, with Ida Jongsma

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APPA Agora #9: Philosophy for Everyday Life, with Tom Morris

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APPA Agora #8: Philosophy for Everyday Life, with Greg Sadler

Greg Sadler is the president of ReasonIO, adjunct professor of philosophy and humanities at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the co-host of the Wisdom for Life radio show. His popular YouTube channel has nearly 3,000 videos, and has drawn 14 million total views. He is a member of the Modern Stoicism team,…

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APPA Agora #7: Philosophy for Everyday Life, with Vaughana Feary

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APPA Agora #6: Philosophy for Everyday Life, with George T. Hole

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Featured Guest: Massimo Pigliucci, PhD, author of How to Be a Stoic

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Featured Guest: Pierre Grimes, PhD, Founder of the Noetic Society

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