Jorge Humberto Dias is the Director of the PROJECT@
Office – Philosophical Consulting Services (Portugal),
since 2008. Before, he was the President and Co-founder
of the first philosophical counseling association in Portugal
– APAEF (Portuguese Ethical and Philosophical Counseling
Association) – from 2004 till 2008. In his mandate,
Jorge Dias organized 4 international congresses, with
different specialists, like Lou Marinoff (USA), José
Barrientos, Rayda Guzman, Gabriel Arnaiz and Felix Garcia
Moriyón (Spain) and Oscar Brenifier (France); 6
professional courses, with José Barrientos and
Barrera Rodriguez (Spain) and Hernan Bueno Castañeda
Jorge Dias was the author of some books, articles and
conferences about happiness and philosophical counseling
in Portugal, Spain, Italy and United States of America.
The best resume of his ideas it’s in the book Felicidad
o Conocimiento? La Filosofia Aplicada como la Busqueda
de la Felicidad y del Conocimiento, published by Doss
Ediciones, on 2009 and written with José Barrientos.
His method was presented in some publications and in the
IX International Conference on Philosophical Practice
(2008), organized by Officina Filosofica – Associazione
Culturale per le Pratiche Filosofiche in Carloforte (Italy).
The title of the conference was: The
six levels of PROJECT@ - a Methodological Approach to
On 2011, Jorge Dias has written the Foreword of the Gene
Crowley, Jr. book Upside
Down World – The Loss of the Sacred Cosmos.
Jorge Dias has created the first Research Group on Portuguese
academy about Philosophical Counseling in Catholic University
of Portugal. The principal aim is to test and evaluate
philosophical counseling methods. Jorge Dias has collaborated
with the Research Group about Applied Philosophy in the
University of Seville (Spain).
In this moment, Jorge Dias is member of: Society for Applied
Philosophy, in the University of Aberdeen (Scotland);
International Journal of Applied Philosophy (USA); American
Philosophical Practitioners Association (USA), Journal
of Happiness Studies (Netherlands), Scientific Committee
of Haser – International Review on Applied Philosophy
Jorge Dias in giving courses to high school teachers.
Research interests: Happiness, Philosophical Counseling
methods and competencies, Applied Ethics, the Philosophy
of Julián Marías.
The website of my Office is: http://gabinete-project.blogspot.com