In this article I invite the reader to reconsider philosophical counselling and practice first of all as a pedagogical practice. Recent research in adult education and especially in the area of "self-directed learning" reveals a growing interest in the existential and philosophical dimensions of learning and guidance in the adult education setting. I suggest that we use philosophical counselling to strengthen the adult´s capacity for lifelong and self-directed learning and that philosophical practice in general could be connected to a new kind of "existential adult pedagogy".
Philosophy in Society: Papers Presented To the Sixth International Conference on Philosophy in Practice, Oslo, Norway, 2001, 2002
Livslang læring; selvstyret læring; filosofisk vejledning; pædagogisk filosofi