ISBN 9789381576274,Philosophy In Management And Counselling

Philosophy In Management And Counselling



Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789381576274

ISBN-10 9381576270


Number of Pages 136 Pages
Language (English)


Plato extolled the Philosopher-King as the ideal of rulers. In todays context, the world needs Philosopher-Managers and Philosopher- Counsellors to deal with the crises of modernity at the organisational and individual levels. With this as its central theme, Philosophy in Management and Counselling, is a blueprint for harnessing the practical strengths of philosophy to alleviate human problems both physiological and psychological that haunt todays enterprise. We have long suffered the ill-informed disconnect of organisational methods/practices from the distilled wisdom of philosophical concepts gifted by wise men of East and West. The thrust of the book is on understanding the operational dynamics of ones cognitive system and reorienting it, using the methods of Clinical Philosophy. Emphasis is placed on the importance of logical and factual congruency in effective communication and decision-making. The author brings his invaluable knowledge and experience as an academician and professional to present this novel theme. With rare panache, he takes the reader on a guided tour of eminently work able concepts that have remained the exclusive domain of philosophical high priests. The book addresses a wide readership Management Professionals, Students of Philosophy, Psychotherapists, Medical Practitioners, Psychologists, Counsellors, and of course, all those who thirst for new knowledge. About the Author Dr. Charles P. Alexander currently Professor and Dean at ICFAI University, Nagaland, has been teaching Philosophy and Behavioural Sciences for the last 20 years. Over the last decade, he has been engaged in the domain of Philosophical Practice, as part of his holistic-therapeutic voyage. Scholar in a myriad inter-related fields, Alexander took his M.A (Philosophy), M.Phil. (Philosophy of Psychoanalysis), and Ph.D (Philosophy of Psychotherapy), from the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. For good measure, he also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychopathology & Treatment (PGDPPT); Diploma of Para-Psychology in Hypnotherapy (DPPH); Doctorate of Homoeopathic Medicine (HMD); and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Holistic Health (PGDHH). He had undergone intensive training in Counselling and Transactional Analysis at the Institute for Counselling & Transactional Analysis (ICTA), Kochi. Alexander has also authored Hidden Fragments of Psychoanalysis (2001), and Clinical Philosophy (2005), and contributed several research papers to national and international journals. In his research and writing, his central concern has been to unravel and understand human consciousness, and to apply appropriate philosophical methods to the alleviation of human suffering. To this end he has also successfully completed an UGC project in Cognition & Human Behaviour (2005-2007). Dr. Alexander can be reached at: