Introductory Practical Philosophy
Do any of us really know who we are? Or why? For thousands of years, philosophy has been searching for answers
Practical Philosophy is the exploration of knowledge, wisdom and
- This is a free course (apart from a £10 admin fee)
- Over ten weekly sessions – evenings or Saturday mornings – you’ll consider philosophical ideas and questions relevant to all our lives
- Evening sessions include a light supper and refreshments (for a reasonable cost)
- Saturday sessions include a mid-morning refreshments break (with a small charge for tea/coffee)
8. 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’.