Oscar Brenifier

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 one of the authors of the UNESCO report: “Philosophy, a school of freedom”. 


19TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SEMINAR

AUGUST 5TH – 11TH, 2024

LA CHAPELLE SAINT-ANDRÉ, BURGUNDY (FRANCE)

ONLINE & OFFLINE

Practice argumentation, interpretation, problematization, questioning


This seminar does not require previous philosophical training. It can be an initiation to philosophical practice, or a deepening of the activity. Participants come from different parts of the world, and join for professional or personal reasons, in order to work on a practice that is applicable to many contexts: teaching children or adults, management, individual consultation, N.G.O activities…

The duration will be one full week, from Monday, August 5th (arrival on the 4th), to Sunday, August 11th, and the cost will be 680 Euros for the seminar in presential; the price includes the workshops, food, and accommodation in a private house that is being rent for the seminar (it arrives, even if it's rather rare, that some bedrooms have one or two beds, so we cannot guarantee at 100% that you will get an individual room). For people who are on a tight budget, the price will be 400 Euros if you accept "camping style" accommodation (workshops and food are of course included).

Information and registration: here


New Video: The art of questioning

New Book: Being and Circumstances

The human being undergoes a permanent fracture, between him and the world, between what he is and what he pretends to be, between reality and his expectations. And as we are obsessed by the concept of infinity, under various forms such as perfection, immortality or the absolute, we are brutally sent back to our own finitude, which makes existence even more difficult. Most of the time, these issues unfold unconsciously, which lead to painful consequences, generating a feeling of dissatisfaction and impotence. But if we make it the object of a deliberate reflection, despite the negative dimension of the content, we have access to ourselves, we engage in a true experience of being, free and joyful. The imposture is imposture only if we ignore its content and its presence, but by becoming a conscious object of reflection, the imposture takes the form of a regulating ideal.

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Trainings

  1. INTERNATIONAL 3-MONTH COURSE
  2. INDIVIDUAL TRAININGS
    • THINKING SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
    • LIFE THINKING AND COACHING
    • PHILOSOPHICAL COUNSELING
    • FACILITATION OF GROUP WORKSHOPS (CHILDREN AND ADULTS)
    • PROFILING
  3. WRITTEN TRAININGS
  4. SEMINARS
  5. Contact Us

    For more information, write to institutdepra.philo@gmail.com.