Philosophical Consultation Services

Donovan Irven

Philosopher, Essayist, Writer of Fiction

About me

I offer a full range of philosophical consultation and tutoring services for people of all ages and levels of expertise. Whether you are new to philosophy and just want to explore some basic questions, or are a professional looking to hone your ideas in dialogue with a trained philosopher, I’m here to help!

Consultations can be one on one or facilitated in groups. They can be text-based, open discussion, Socratic dialogue, or centered around a work or works of art. The possibilities are almost endless – all you need is a sense of wonder.

I can help with questions about: Phenomenology and Existentialism, Aesthetics, Marxist Political Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Kant), Ancient Greek Philosophy (Pre-Socratics to Aristotle), Classical Indian Philosophy (Vedanta), Buddhist Philosophy (Mahayana and Zazen), Daoist Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking.

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One-on-One Consultation

Perfect for exploring philosophical ideas, moral dilemmas, and other existential concerns. Ideal for students needing to brush up on a difficult text or review theoretical positions for work on papers and exams.

Group Consultations

Exciting opportunities for professional development, and on-going pedagogical training. Expand your team’s horizons with challenging games that demand critical thinking and innovative problem-solving. Great programming for kids as well!


From one day to one-week seminars, I offer courses that explore a range of topics. Designed for folks who want college-level engagment, but who are not enrolled in a university. Topics are limited only by my expertise and your imagination!