APPA Agora #13: Philosophy for Everyday Life, with Peter Raabe

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Born in 1949, Peter B. Raabe received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada for his research in Philosophical Counseling. He is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. For twenty-five years he taught a variety of philosophy courses including philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and reasoning. He developed and taught a specialized course in philosophy for counsellors and psychotherapists. He facilitated a public philosophy café in North Vancouver for eight years, and established three mental health discussion groups. He is the author of many peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, international conference presentations, and workshops on the theme of philosophy’s role in mental healthcare; and he’s on the editorial boards of several international publications. He is the author of three books: Philosophy’s Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy (Jason Aronson); Issues in Philosophical Counseling (Praeger); and Philosophical Counseling: Theory and Practice, (Praeger). The Korean National Academy of Sciences (NAS) selected the translation of this book as one of the outstanding books of 2011. They allocated 15,000,000 won (approx. $15,000 CDN) to purchase it and distribute it to universities, public libraries, and research centres throughout the nation. It is available in Complex Chinese, Italian, and Japanese translations. He is co-editor of the book Women in Philosophical Counseling (Lexington); and is a contributing author and editor of Philosophical Counseling and the Unconscious (Trivium). He is a certified philosophical counselor, and lives in North Vancouver on the Pacific coast of Canada.

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