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

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ideas you can use to make sense of your world. It’s about discovering the truth of things – not in theory, but in our own experience.

Register today for this free introductory course.
  • 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)
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1. The wisdom within

Dates: 25 Sep - 09 Dec
Where: 11 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ

What we’ll cover in this session

What is practical philosophy?

‘What would a wise person do here?’

Philosophy means the love of wisdom. Our course is intended to show how philosophy can help us enjoy richer, less stressful and more useful lives.

This opening session considers these aims, and introduces simple exercises in mindfulness and the application of wisdom you can practise in daily life.

 

You can listen to the Awareness Exercise, introduced in week one, below:

 

Right-click here to download the Awareness Exercise. Choose ‘Save link as…’ and save the MP3 wherever you want.

You can also download a PDF of the Awareness Exercise

 

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