This book deals with the relevance of community-based philosophical practices to individual and social empowerment. The authors analyze if it is possible for the inclusive dialogue between people of diverse backgrounds in informal adult education to benefit from the community practice of philosophy. They discuss if the latter can offer a contribution to individual, community and social empowerment. They make use of the dialogical methodology linked to M. Lipman and A.M. Sharp's "Philosophy for Children". The book aims at achieving a critical lens for the analysis and assessment of community practices and for envisioning further possibilities of philosophical inquiry.
Roberto Franzini Tibaldeo is F.R.S.-FNRS Charge de recherche (Postdoctoral researcher) at the Universite catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Graziano Lingua is Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Turin and Associate Member of GSRL (EPHE-CNRS) in Paris.
Philosophy for Communities - Philosophy for Children (p4c) - Philosophical practices - Theory of community - Community experiences of philosophical practices - Non-formal education - Informal education - Adult education - Diversity - Empowerment - Community development