Our team

Our team

Oscar Brenifier

Oscar Brenifier holds a Bachelor of biology degree (University of Ottawa, Canada) and a PhD in Philosophy (Paris IV-Sorbonne, France). He is the co-founder of the Institute of Philosophical Practices. For many years, in France and in many countries, he has been working on the concept of “philosophical practice”, from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint, of which he is one of the main promoters. He has published about fifty books in this domain, for adults and children, including the “Philozenfants” series (Éditions Nathan), works which have been translated into over thirty languages. He is one of the authors of the UNESCO report: “Philosophy, a school of freedom”. His specialties are philosophical consultation, philosophy for children, didactics of philosophy and business philosophy.

Isabelle Millon

Isabelle Millon is a philosopher-practitioner specialized in philosophy for children and education, director of the Institute of Philosophical Practices that she co-founded, researcher and author of books for teenagers and adults. For over twenty-five years, she has been working on the development of critical thinking as philosophical practice, holding workshops and seminars all over the world, focusing more on pedagogical projects in schools with teachers and learners, training of groups in critical thinking, mainly people involved in educational, social, political and cultural domains.

Leila Millon

After studying singing and music at University of Quebec in Montréal (Canada), Leïla Millon, who grew up and was immersed in philosophical practice since her early age, decided to make it her profession over the last decade. For some years now, in addition to her work as a philosopher-practitioner, she has been creating international training and programs (initiation and specialization). Her specialties are philosophical counseling and coaching, profiling, practitioners training, and projects combining both art and philosophy. In particular, she has created and launched a 3-month program she organizes with the IPP, held twice a year, with one edition in French and one in English. She collaborates with Oscar Brenifier and Isabelle Millon on numerous projects, promoting philosophical practice for children and adults internationally.

Our collaborators 

Sara Dorrego

Sara is a philosophy practitioner. She’s part of the team of the  Institute of Philosophical Practices (France), and at its Spanish branch, Taller de Prácticas Filosóficas. She has incorporated philosophical practice as a lifestyle and trains people internationally, in Spanish and English, in the development of critical thinking through philosophical competencies, as well as to become philosophical consultants or workshop facilitators. She holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Granada.

Viktoria Chernenko

Viktoria holds an MA in cultural and historical psychology, she is a PhD student in philosophy, a philosophy practitioner, editor and author of books. Creator of Institute of Thinking and Dialogue. Viktoria has been practicing philosophy for 10 years and conducts seminars and individual consultations in 30 countries. Main specialization: philosophical consulting, philosophy in business, the art of interpretation.

Mathias Tistelgren

Mathias is a teacher who holds master’s degrees in philosophy, the Swedish language and English literature, and for the past 15 years he has been teaching these subjects to high school students. He now combines this with his work as a philosophical practitioner where he gives workshops as well as individual training sessions focused on philosophical skills such as questioning, argumentation, problematization, conceptualization and interpretation. He particularly likes to use stories and philosophical texts as tools for thinking.