Shlomit C. Schuster

Shlomit C. Schuster (Hebrew: שוסטר שלומית ‎; born 19 July 1951 in Paramaribo, Suriname and died 15 Feb 2016 in Israel) was an Israeli Philosophical Counselor,[2] and considered a pioneer in the Philosophical counseling field.[3] Her first book is considered a source of learning and teaching Philosophical counseling .[4]

Shlomit C. Schuster
Hebrew: שוסטר שלומית ‎
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Shlomit Schuster in 2013
Born(1951-07-19)19 July 1951
Died15 February 2016(2016-02-15) (aged 64)
OccupationPhilosophical Counselor

Schuster migrated to Israel in 1976 and started philosophy academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She got to the philosophical practice field following a newspaper article. She trained under the Dutch philosophical counselor Ad Hoogendijk, a colleague of Gerd B. Achenbach. In 1989 she opened the philosophical practice center in Israel, "Center Sophon" in Jerusalem. In 1990 she opened the philosophical First-Aid Line, "Philosophone", for persons with existential problems and ethical challenges. In 2000 she received her Ph.D. degree. Her thesis, conducted by Marcel-Jacques Dubois and Maurice S. Friedman, described the life of central philosophers in order to find ways to help people by their autobiography.[5]

She was an Editorial board member of the Journal of Radical Psychology,[6] the International Journal for Philosophical Practice,[7] and Journal of Humanities Therapy [8]

Schuster died in Jerusalem on 15 February 2016, after a serious illness.


  • Philosophy Practice: An Alternative to Counseling and Psychotherapy (1999), Translated to Dutch (2001), Italian (2006) and Chinese (2007). This book is considered as a source of learning and teaching philosophy practice.[4]
  • The Philosopher's Autobiography: A Qualitative Study (2003)[5]


  1. ^ "Schuster, Shlomit C. (1951-)". Royal Library of the Netherlands (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  2. ^ "In Memoriam: Dr. Shlomit C. Schuster".
  3. ^ "Michael Weiss".
  4. ^ a b "Philosophy Practice".
  5. ^ a b "The Philosopher's Autobiography".
  6. ^ "Radical Psychology Editors".
  7. ^ "Editorial Board - NPCA".
  8. ^ "Humanities Therapy Project".

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