The CSPP was founded to develop and promote
philosophical practice in all its forms for the benefit of philosophy and
of the general public.
By philosophical practice we
understand activities comprising: personal
philosophical counseling; philosophical coaching and consulting,
facilitation of public philosophical dialogues (cafe or salon
philosophy); mediation through philosophy of personal, social and cultural
conflict; writing (both popular and scholarly) and professional publication of
leading research in these areas; collaboration among practitioners in
these activities; and all related activities that employ philosophy broadly
conceived to enrich human knowledge and ameliorate the human condition.
The CSPP welcomes all philosophers
engaging in or supportive of the practice of philosophy, as well as all
academics and professionals in related disciplines, including academic
philosophers, psychologists, social workers, therapists, counselors and other practitioners with expertise in areas other than
philosophy who share an interest in the philosophical dimensions of human
The CSPP also aims to foster the highest
possible quality in philosophical service by establishing ethical standards and by supporting
all measures that enhance the competence and skill of philosophy practitioners.