6 courses

Feminism and Philosophy

This course will be delivered online.

In the last few years, sexism, misogyny and violence against women have once again come to the forefront of attention as social facts that have yet to be solved. There is thus a practical and theoretical imperative to reflect on and understand this situation from the perspective of feminist theory.

12/01/2022 - Wed (13:00-15:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02804-212201

Introduction to Religion and Philosophy

This course will be delivered online.

This short course provides an introduction to religious studies and philosophy and looks at the relationship between both. You will look at definitions of religion and examine case studies that will illustrate the inter-relationships between world religions and philosophy. You will investigate key texts and ideas over the course with reference to Buddhism, Hinduism and western philosophical responses.

11/01/2022 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 5 weeks - £89.00 - C02780-212202

Philosophy Before Socrates - How Philosophy Began

Over a hundred years before Socrates was born, Thales of Miletus, in 585 BCE, predicted an
eclipse of the sun. Perhaps surprisingly, this moment became known, even in Socrates? life-
time, as the birth of philosophy. Thales and the other pre-Socratic philosophers probed into
the deeper nature of things in a way, according to Aristotle, utterly new and different from
the myth-telling of Hesiod and Homer, asking questions which today would be categorised
under all manner of academic disciplines from Astronomy to Philosophy to Biology.
You be introduced to...

10/01/2022 - Thu (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02799-212201

Poetry and Philosophy - Wordsworth, Keats, TS Eliot and Wallace Stevens

Wordsworths Tintern Abbey, Keatss Ode to a Grecian Urn, TS Eliots
Prufrock, Wallace Stevens Snow Man are not only ground-breaking Literary
experiments they are also profound explorations of what we understand as
the Real? This course will explore these poets in relation to the Aesthetics of German
idealism, the rise of Modernism and the nature of selfhood.

10/01/2022 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02801-212201

Santayana on Science and Religion

George Santayana (1863-1952) was a leading American philosopher of the 20C. He wrote on a very wide range of subjects. For him, a general rational approach to all the main areas of human concern and activity was, in the modern world, both possible and necessary.
These areas clearly include science and religion, and he saw similarities as well as (obvious) differences between them, when seen from a rational standpoint. This 10 week course will give five weeks to each of the two above disciplines.

11/01/2022 - Sat (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £171.00 - C02800-212201

Taster - Philosophy - School of Ideas

Clear the yule tide fog and discover philosophy in the new year.

Barrie Selwyn lead Tutor for the School of Ideas invites you to find out -

- What Plato says about what is real:
- How he dragged us all out of the cave
- and why he wouldn?t have been terribly pleased with Boris Johnson

And the meaning of ego cogito sum...

04/01/2022 - Tue (12:30-13:30) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £0.00 - C01377-212202
10/06/2022 - Fri (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £0.00 - C01377-212201