Introductory Practical Philosophy

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Do any of us really know who we are? Or why? For thousands of years, philosophy has been searching for answers.Practical Philosophy is the exploration of knowledge, wisdom and ideas we can use to make life make sense. It’s about discovering the truth of things – not in theory, but in our own experience.

Enrol today for the summer term, starting Monday 27th April.

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The normal charge is £60. This term, as a response to the unique situation and isolation everyone’s facing, the whole course is completely free of charge.

Choose your session, then click ‘enrol’. On the next page, enter coupon code ‘liveandfree’.

The next few weeks may be challenging. We hope this little offer makes things just a bit easier.

  • Classes will be offered remotely via Zoom, until our buildings reopen
  • Over ten weekly sessions you’ll consider philosophical ideas and questions relevant to all our lives
  • Each session is an hour long

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Dates: 27 April - 05 July
Where: 11 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ
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Weeks 1 & 2: The wisdom within

Dates: 27 April - 05 July
Where: 11 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ

What we’ll cover in these sessions

What is practical philosophy?

‘What would a wise person do here?’

Philosophy means the love of wisdom. Our course is intended to show how philosophy can help us enjoy richer, less stressful and more useful lives. This opening two sessions consider these aims, and introducs simple exercises in mindfulness and the application of wisdom you can practise in daily life.

You can download or listen to the Awareness Exercise, introduced in week one here. To download, right-click, choose 'Save link as...' and save the MP3 wherever you want.

You can also download a PDF of the Awareness Exercise

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