Tagged: Jurgen Braungardt

Philosophical Assumptions

Philosophy as a distinct discourse began roughly 2500 years ago. Early on, the form of philosophy was defined by Plato’s dialogues. The participants in these conversations were sometimes ignorant or caught up in various illusions. The discussions produce insights or at least remove erroneous ideas. In contrast to this Socratic style of philosophy, the period of German Idealism introduces the heroic figure of the lone philosopher, engaged in deep self-reflection, in the mysterious activity that we call thinking, which can only be done alone. Between Socrates and Hegel, many systems, schools, and methods have been developed that carry the project...

About Me

I was born and grew up in Coburg, Germany. I attended the Gymnasium Ernestinum, from the 5th to the 13th grade.  From 1979 to 1987 I studied psychology and German literature in at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. In 1986, I received a Masters Degree in philosophy from the Munich School of Philosophy, which is one the of European Jesuit Universities.  In 1988 I moved to Berkeley, California, and eventually became an American citizen. I continued my studies in psychology, philosophy, and theology in 1993, and was licensed as a psychotherapist in the State of California in 2000. In 2001, I received...