Indian philosophy in a nutshell

Course Dates: 09/03/20 - 30/03/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

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.

Description

What is the course about?

A basic overview of some of the key ideas and schools in Indian Philosophy with a view to assessing their enduring significance and contemporary value.

What will we cover?

The classical schools of ‘orthodox’ Indian thought: Samkhya (‘rationalist’), Vaisesika (‘atomist’), Nyaya (‘logic’) and ‘religious’ (Mimamsa, Vedanta, Yoga) with a brief exposition of the key ideas of each.

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

Explain, simply, several of the key ideas in Indian philosophy.

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

No prior knowledge is assumed. A willingness to critically examine concepts and some basic familiarity with discussion/debate, argument and evaluation will be beneficial.

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

The course will run in a seminar format with short slide presentation including Q&A and group discussion. No outside work is required.

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

No special equipment is required, other than for note-taking as preferred.

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

Please see www.citylit.ac.uk for the full range of philosophy courses on offer.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
John Goff Tutor Website

From reading Philosophy at a young age to the formal study of Cognitive Science, Philosophy & Psychology at the Universities of London and Sussex - after a prior career in video-arts - John Goff has been presenting philosophy courses to adults since the early 2000s. He uses a cross-disciplinary, seminar-based approach in his courses, drawing on Philosophy, Psychology and the wider Humanities & Social Sciences with an emphasis on the intersection of contemporary and classical European and Asian philosophical thought. He is the author of several works of philosophical fiction concerning artificial minds and organisms and alternative-human worlds including the novel 'The Last Days of the Most Hidden Man' and the novellas 'Eidopolis', 'Agents of Erasure' and 'Jupiter|Saturn'. His academic writings can be found on his academia.edu page at 'https://independentscholar.academia.edu/JohnGoff'.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HP119

Mon, eve, 09 Mar - 30 Mar '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £69.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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