Practical Philosophy – Wisdom

The second part of our ten-week starter course considering the philosophical ideas and questions affecting our everyday lives.

Wisdom

Do any of us really know who we are? Or why? For thousands of years, philosophy has been searching for answers and seeking the truth in everything. Through Practical Philosophy we seek understanding not through theory, but from our own direct experience. Living life to the full..

Welcome to Wisdom: the second part of our Introductory Practical Philosophy course.

Enrolment for the new term, starting Monday 21st September,  will open soon.

  • Classes will be offered remotely via Zoom, until our buildings reopen
  • Over ten weekly sessions you’ll consider philosophical ideas and questions relevant to all our lives
  • Each session is an hour long

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Weeks 3 & 4: The light of reason

Dates: 21 September - 29 November
Where: 11 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ

What we’ll cover in this session

What is reason?

How can it enrich our lives?

We look at the philosopher Shankara’s notion that reason is the ability to discern the transient from the eternal, the changing from the unchanging. This leads to the question what, in our experience, can actually be said to be unchanging?

Suggestions are given to help further consideration of this question during the coming week.

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