About

Practice & Contemplation

The goal of self-presence.in is to share the insights that come from philosophy (understood as an academic, systematic, and logical enterprise).
Over the time I realised how much knowledge found in it could change the life. Indeed, studying philosophy can be a challenging task, where analysing thoughts of a philosopher may take years and can be successfully transmitted only in the form of a book or a scientific article. However, many small things do not require us to wait to apply them to our life.

The site has a simple structure – 2 sections: contemplation and practice.
Part 1 is devoted to the analysis of philosophical thoughts.
Part 2 is about daily life and how it should be formed according to the principles found in section 1. 
We naturally have knowledge and practice, and their unity is what makes philosophy. Hence, the goal is to make knowledge alive and experience informed. 
I’d like you to take this website as an invitation to a dialogue. Whatever is written here is open to a kind discussion where your opinion is valuable.

Founder: Alexander Krapenitskiy (a PhD candidate, senior university lecturer).
Subject: philosophy, informed practice. 
Influences: Plato • Aristotle • Plotinus • Augustine • Anselm • Hegel