The philosophical Hamlet: life, death and everything in between

Course Dates: 11/01/22 - 29/03/22
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Can we ever escape our past? Can we act to change our future? This course examines various philosophical themes through an engagement of different philosophical traditions and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £105.00

Course Code: HP131

Tue, day, 11 Jan - 29 Mar '22

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

It examines the history of philosophy, through an engagement with the dominant themes and ideas which arise in Hamlet.

What will we cover?

Ancient Greek Stoicism, fatalism, Enlightenment philosophy, modern subjectivity and personal identity, meaning of life, death, existentialism, and tragic suffering.

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

Appreciate Hamlet and know some general ideas pertaining to the history of philosophy.

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

This course is at a beginner level and does not require any previous knowledge.

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

There may be some assigned readings prior to each class.

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

There are no extra costs. It is highly recommended that students bring notebooks and pens/pencils and/or laptops for notetaking.

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

You might also be interested in HP202 A taste of gothic horror: philosophy and Frankenstein, starting in October 2021. Please see our website for full details of other philosophy courses on offer.

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