Below is a letter from John Lachs, our “Schirmherrschaft,” to the members of Berlin Forum: John Lachs, Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University Nashville, February 21, 2016 To Members of the Berlin Practical Philosophy International Forum e.V,: When philosophy moved into the modern knowledge-factory, it lost its way. Instead of offering visions of the […]
Welcome to the official website of Berlin Practical Philosophy International Forum e.V.
We focus on the practical dimension of philosophical activities in education, communication, culture, and self-development.
“Parents are betting on their children, and their children after them, and theirs… If you don’t believe in the future, unreservedly and dreamily… I don’t see how you can have children.” Michael Chabon “One thing that makes us unique as a species is that for the last five or ten thousand years we have been […]
MEDDLING John Lachs Vanderbilt University The great pleasures of life—try sex, food and money—are as nothing compared with the delight of running other people’s lives. Making others think and feel and do what we want affords a rush of satisfaction. People measure their significance by their power over others. The appetite for interference in other […]
The essays that we publish at this place refer to the practical philosophy. Some of them will refer to the work of our patron, John Lachs. We hope that our website will contribute to the promotion of philosophy both in academia and outside of it. We thank professor Tom Buford, Furman University, for his permission […]
The question whether there is a place for philosophers nowadays and how much influence they exercise in our everyday life seems as valid as it was 25 centuries ago in the time of Socrates. It was also the leitmotif of the conference devoted to the practical philosophy of John Lachs (presently leading American pragmatist), during […]
Offenes Seminar “Philosophie und Gegenwart” – Interkulturelle Germanistik Europa-Universität Viadrina und Berlin Practical Philosophy International Forum e.V., SoSe 2015 , Dozentin: Maja Niestroj. Die Vorträge wurden von Sandra Lippok, Grzegorz Jamróz, Alexandra Schubert und Tobias Petric (Interkulturelle Germanistik) gehalten. Gerechte Gesellschaft? Offener Vortrag: Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński Praktische Philosophie (PL)