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  • The art of hunting

    I the art of hunting I Jagten I

  • the art of covering long distances

    l’arte di spostarsi I kunsten at dække store afstande I

  • The art of thinking new horizons

    l’arte di creare nuovi orizzonti I kunsten at skabe nye horisonter

  • The art of collecting your books

    l’arte di collezionare i tuoi libri I kunsten at indsamle dine bøgerI

What is philoActiva?

philoActiva is a rational rebuilding method of personality

Who can use it?

anyone who needs a life’s change and making difficult choices,

How does it work?

Through the philosophy help desk, private consulting and distance consultations

Men in western world are moving from having a life with a rectilnear trend, something reassuring and predictable,  into a sort of  cyclic existence, unpredicatble and minacious, though more natural…

Philosophical practice assumes that many of the predicaments affecting people are not due to mental distress or pathologies, but rather to a misinterpretation of reality and structures underlying it.

Compared to psychoanalysis, philosophy faces the epochal change of western society, which has turned from a society based on rules (Freud) into a society based on efficiency (Ehrenberg). The outcome is a lifestyle displacement, from a rectilinear system, predictable and safe, into a cyclic system, uncertain, less predictable and in some cases perceived as threatening.   

PhiloActiva is a rational answer, a practical help within a  cultural paradigm change.

Active philosophy provides rational tools and depth in thinking. It is useful in making decisions, adapting to sudden changes, cultivating culture, freeing ourselves from over-structures that weigh down on us, and do not allow us to move mentally.

Man is sad not because is sick but because he has lost the ability to self-determine, to hunt, to move and to imagine new horizons …

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.  It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school, and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds.


What is the difference between psychology and philosophy?

Psychology is about the way we know the object. Philosophy, instead, is about the object of knowledge.  Psychology is about feelings and emotions. Such mental states are the way we grasp the object. But they are not the object of knowledge. Psychology tends to believe that reality is a psychic act, and does not make a distinction between thoughts, feelings, emotions and immutable essences, like laws of mathematics and logic, or structures of social reality.

Philosophy is, instead, about the weightless and invisible structures underlying reality. Quite often we inìdentify our thoughts with ourselves, or rather believe that reality, the object that appears is what we think and feel upon it. All this lead us to analyze our thoughts and emotions only, without freeing us from prejudices and grasping phenomena in the way they really appear. Philosophy is about “seeing” (idein).

Luigi is member of the APA, American Philosophical Association, tAPPA, American Philosophical Practitioners Association and the IGPP,  die Internationale Gesellschaft für Philosophische Praxis