Practical Philosophy – Wisdom
The second part of our ten-week starter course considering the philosophical ideas and questions affecting our everyday lives.
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 5 & 6: The power of beauty
Where: 11 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ
What we’ll cover in this session
What is beauty?
Is there such a thing as absolute beauty?
Beauty has the capacity to open the heart and bring delight. In this session we discuss our direct experience of beauty in its different form: of the sensory world, of thought, of feelings, of the inner nature, and of conduct.
We consider Plato’s idea of there being ultimately one beauty – beauty absolute – ‘not knowing birth or death, growth or decay’.