Philosophy & mathematical explorations

From the meaning of life to moral dilemmas: explore the big questions that philosophers and thinkers have been pondering for centuries. Our part-time, evening and weekend courses cover a vast range of subjects including politics, art and ethics. Or you can delve into the history and philosophy of mathematics, discovering how it has shaped our scientific understanding from the early Greek innovators to the present day.
1 - 15 of 32
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  1. A taste of philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 16 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. A world without want: post-scarcity philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If there is no limit to economic growth, we should be able to overcome material scarcity in the not too distant future. But what will it be like to live in a world without scarcity?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Advanced philosophy of mathematics: Gödel

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Much celebrated but little understood, Gödel's incompleteness theorems are one of the key intellectual achievements of the last century. This course offers an introduction to these results and their significance for philosophy, mathematics and computer science.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Aesthetics: art and anti-art

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bringing philosophy together with art criticism, sociology and cultural anthropology, this course examines answers from a range of thinkers to two basic questions: What is art? And is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Buddhist philosophy

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Impermanence is the root of human suffering.' Over hundreds of years a highly developed philosophy grew from this simple idea. However, one does not need to adopt a religious outlook to benefit from Buddhist philosophy.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  6. Chinese philosophy: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    There is great richness of thinking in Chinese Philosophy beyond the core Confucian tradition. From the nature of nature to the human condition, Chinese thinkers offer much food for thought.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Critical thinking

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have trouble thinking clearly, getting your ideas across or winning arguments when you’re obviously right? Come and learn how to construct arguments, defend opinions and expose logical fallacies and rhetorical ploys.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Deleuze: towards freedom

    Course Date: Wed 14 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is thought? What is creativity? Could the ways in which we encounter the world be constrained by habituated, reactive patterns of existence?
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  9. From anxiety to terror: philosophy of horror

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether real or imagined, horror erupts into everyday life at unexpected moments. From unspoken anxiety to cold terror, horror takes many forms, displacing rational thought with things that belong to what or where?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Introduction to moral philosophy

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What’s the right thing to do? But what does ‘right’ actually mean? And what reason do I have to do it? Join us as we grapple with these fundamental questions. No class on 24 October.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  11. Introduction to philosophy

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This problem-based introduction to philosophy explores key themes of modern philosophy, including truth, knowledge, ultimate reality and the mind-body problem.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

  12. Introduction to political philosophy

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What are the ends and means of politics? Interweaving modern history and politics with key philosophical texts, study and debate the ideas, ideologies and concepts underpinning our thinking about the organisation of society.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Japanese philosophy

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Japanese philosophy extends well beyond Zen with several philosophical traditions including that of the modern Kyoto School. Developing distinct cultural, aesthetic and political concepts, Japanese philosophers offer a rich field of thought.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  14. Mark Fisher: beyond capitalist realism

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This beginners’ course will explore Mark Fisher’s analysis of ‘capitalist realism’; the idea of the 'end of history'; alternatives to the current, dominant form of social organisation; and the Spinozistic issues of passivity and ‘becoming-active.’.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. Modern political philosophy: ideas and ideologies in the 21st century

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What are the key philosophical ideas behind the issues and debates of today? This is an opportunity to explore in more depth the concepts and ideologies that are shaping the politics of the 21st century.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

1 - 15 of 32
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list