Philosophy & mathematical explorations

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  1. A taste of philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 8 Apr 2017
    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. Aesthetics: art and anti-art

    Aesthetics: art and anti-art

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  3. Chinese philosophy: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jan 2017
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  4. Circling the Greek square

    Course Date: Sat 27 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plato, and Aristotle founded western thought. Their thinking is not finished but continually refreshed and unfolded in contemporary intellectual innovation and, furthermore, in relation to Asian philosophical traditions.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. Critical thinking

    Course Date: Wed 11 Jan 2017
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  6. Introduction to moral philosophy

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What do ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ mean? What makes our actions right or wrong? And why should we care? We will look at the principal philosophical answers to these questions alongside engaging in philosophical analysis ourselves.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  7. Introduction to political philosophy

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 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: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Philosophical life coaching

    Course Date: Sat 4 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Philosophical life coaching helps you lead a more satisfying and meaningful life by using insights and methods from the great thinkers. This introductory workshop will show you some of the most interesting ways it can be of help. No previous experience required.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Philosophy and history of calculus

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Calculus is one of the great intellectual achievements of the modern age. Discover paradoxes of the continuum, Enlightenment theories of change, the nineteenth-century quest for rigour and the geometric miracles they produced. This course assumes you are familiar with material covered in the preparatory course, ‘Philosophy & history of maths: a brief introduction’. If you have not attended the latter, you will need to complete an assessment.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  11. Philosophy and history of mathematics: a brief introduction

    Course Date: Sat 25 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mathematics is one of humanity's great achievements. Explore fundamental ideas about logic, geometry and numbers in early Greek thought and discover modern debates about how maths underpins science. This course can be taken alone, or as an introduction to further philosophy and maths courses.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  12. Philosophy and psychoanalysis

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are human beings rational or irrational creatures? Can we be unconscious of some of our own beliefs, desires and intentions? Is there a scientific explanation of human suffering? This course compares philosophical and psychoanalytic answers to these questions.

    NB. The January start for HP053 has been changed. The correct start date is shown on this page.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  13. Philosophy and the meaning of life

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Some philosophers have insisted that philosophy should explain the meaning of our existence. What does it mean for us to be? And how then should we live? This course examines some seriously philosophical answers.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  14. Philosophy and the self

    Philosophy and the self

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is the self? Do you have a true self and false selves? Is there perhaps no such thing as the self? This course explores the problem of personal identity from philosophical, sociological and psychological points of view.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  15. Philosophy with Jorge Luis Borges

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the wilder shores of philosophy with the Argentine master. Each week we’ll discuss one or two of his short ‘fictions’ and the strange and paradoxical questions they raise about time, memory, reality and knowledge.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

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