A taste of philosophy

Course Dates: 06/04/19
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: John Goff

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.

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  • A taste of philosophy

A taste of philosophy

  • A taste of philosophy

What is the course about?

The course is designed for those who wish to learn about the philosophical manner of thinking. We will explore how philosophy is used to analyse concepts such as justice and beauty.

What will we cover?

What is it that philosophers do? A simple examination of the relation between thinking, concepts and reality using the concepts of ‘justice’ and ‘beauty’ will serve to introduce a basic method for ‘doing philosophy’.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Analyse a concept in a philosophical fashion.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a general introductory course and no prior knowledge is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will run in a 'seminar' format with short tutor presentations followed by Q&A and open discussion. No outside work is required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

None. Handouts of relevant texts will be provided. Bring pen/pencil and notebook.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish tojoin 'Philosophy and the meaning of life' next term, available both in the daytime and in the evening. Course codes: HP006/007. For all our philosophy courses on offer, please check our website www.citylit.ac.uk.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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This is an excellent entry level course into Philosophy. The tutor explains the topics clearly, even though they lead onto some complex themes. Rather than run through the history of philosophy, it focuses more on the thought processes required to philosophise, which is a great approach.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 14/01/2019)
A really interesting and worthwhile day that stretched my brain and gave me lots to think about. He is a brilliant teacher and we were lucky to have him. The content and presentation were very well planned.
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Review by Louise / (Posted on 01/06/2015)

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Course Code: HP023

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Sat, day, 06 Apr - 06 Apr '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £19.00
Senior fee: £15.00
Concession: £10.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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