How much time do you spend studying philosophical texts?
Not only philosophical. More near-philosophical and artistic. The study usually takes three to four hours a day. There are more on weekends: sometimes I study at night.
For example, I constantly work with the "Skill" of Robert Green. This is my desk book for several years now.
What would you like to convey to the listeners of the "Philosophical Garden"?
Metaphorically speaking, I want to convey the breath of time. All these conversations — with lively, active, peculiar people — are inspiring. We have collected a unique cross-section of opinions and desires of the 21st practitioner. In addition, they represent different creative industries.
The Philosophical Garden shows how people think in real time. I call it the practice of philosophical thinking. A reminder that, to begin with, we are all just people.
In addition, we are talking about the return of humanitarian knowledge to the basic subjects of study. It is important to return logical, critical thinking, a sharp, developed mind, awareness, wisdom.
The Philosophical Garden returns to businessmen, theater directors, representatives of legal and IT companies the long-forgotten practice of reflection. Usually these people have a lot of experience, but in their life there is room for only three topics for communication. This is work, the household sphere and those questions that standard interviews contain.
That is, all this is not about personal, real you. And the most important type of communication, dialogue, is a conversation built on thinking out loud, which is not limited by the format. Unfortunately, it is not often practiced in the family or among friends.
I would like our conversations to inspire people to study philosophical texts, because this is preparation for expanding their horizons, building new neural connections, and even reaching a completely new level of communication!
Let's talk about opinion leaders. In my understanding, this is a person who is able to create a philosophical text. And also reflexive such a text in the form of an essay. He is seriously working on what information he broadcasts through his channels, showing an example and arguing his position.
When such opinion leaders appear in society or there will be more of them, social networks will begin to be filled with high-quality content. People of this order will begin to learn from them, to take an example from them. And this, in turn, will emphasize the importance of two institutions — mentoring and patronage.