Philosophy & Mathematical Explorations Courses in London

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. Mirror on the wall: an introduction to philosophy through art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course rearranges the cultural kitchen – placing Picasso beside Plato, Rubens beside Rousseau and Monet beside Montaigne – to ask questions of universal urgency: the value of pleasure, the limits of judgement and what it means to be human.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  2. Philosophical life coaching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Daoism in a nutshell

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 10 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    “One who possess virtue in abundance is comparable to a new-born babe …” Laozi, ‘Dao De Jing: 55’.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Being and empathy: the philosophy of Edith Stein

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In writing that “Empathy is the experience of foreign consciousness … irrespective of the subject whose consciousness is experienced [including God]”, Edith Stein opened the way for a ‘phenomenology’ of faith.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Indian philosophy in a nutshell

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From mysticism to materialism, Indian philosophy is as diverse as its European counterpart, covering a wide range of thought about the nature of reality and with a distinctive concern for human spiritual liberation.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Wisdom in Zen, Daoism and Western Philosophy

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The great philosophical traditions of Europe and East Asia embody wisdom in the figure of the sage but how do their conceptions of the sage differ?
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  7. Philosophy and the meaning of life

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £88.00

  8. Philosophies of modernism

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Was Modernism a movement of thought as well as culture? Wrestle with some of the most challenging art, literature and music ever made through the words of practitioners and philosophers.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  9. Wittgenstein and the human sciences

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ludwig Wittgenstein had an enormous influence on the way philosophers thought about the nature of human language. This course considers the difference between Wittgenstein’s early and later philosophy, explores some central themes of his Philosophical Investigations and examines the impact of Wittgenstein’s thought on the human sciences, especially sociology.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Spatial languages: exploring connectedness

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    An artists' and philosophers' introduction to topology, with concepts and visual experimentation to the fore.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Philosophy and the self

    Philosophy and the self

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    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: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  12. 'The Wedding Between Body and Language’: Luce Irigaray’s philosophy of the feminine

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Luce Irigaray claims that “the language of women reveals itself to be different from that of men”. If true, what are the philosophical consequences?
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Philosophy of art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Why do we value art? For the pleasure it gives us, the emotion it expresses, its truthfulness, its form? In this introduction to the philosophy of art we will consider various approaches to these questions and others.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Religion and nothingness: The Kyoto School

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Thinking of God as ‘Absolute’ and as ‘Nothing’ is key to the inter-faith dialogue of Zen Buddhism and Christian theology promoted by Kyoto School thinkers Nishida and Nishitani. In what sense is God ‘Nothing’?
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

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