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.
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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. A taste of philosophy of the mind

    Course Date: Wed 6 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Without our brains we would not be able to see, hear, smell, feel or think. But is thinking or having an experience nothing else than neural activity? In this course we will look at this and some related questions.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Philosophy of rhetoric

    Course Date: Sat 16 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rhetoric plays an important role in public discourse, particularly within political debates. Consequently, it's important that we understand how rhetoric can be used to persuade us, and why sometimes we ought to be wary of its use. This course covers the necessary skills to recognise and evaluate uses of rhetoric.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. 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

  6. Philosophy and the self

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

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