Philosophy & mathematical explorations

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. Philosophical life coaching

    Course Date: Sat 3 Feb 2018
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Paradoxes

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is a liar telling the truth when he says he’s lying? Can an all-powerful being create a stone it can’t lift? Come and explore these and other paradoxes that have intrigued philosophers for centuries.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Deleuze: towards freedom

    Course Date: Wed 14 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is thought? What is creativity? Could the ways in which we encounter the world be constrained by habituated, reactive patterns of existence?
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  4. A taste of philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  5. Understanding the modern world

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ideas of four key thinkers whose ideas have vitally shaped our world. Examine their views on morality, meaning, the role and status of women, human nature, political and economic injustice and much more.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Philosophy and the meaning of life

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018 (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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Aesthetics: art and anti-art

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bringing philosophy together with art criticism, sociology and cultural anthropology, this course examines answers from a range of thinkers to two basic questions: What is art? And is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Reasoning with uncertainty

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Real life is often clouded by uncertainty. Covering chance, risk and probability, this course looks at how logic and statistics can guide us in the face of unpredictable outcomes.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  9. Philosophy as literature - literature as philosophy: from existentialism to the postmodern

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Existentialism to post modernism this course will explore the developing notions of subjectivity and selfhood and the reciprocity between the literary and the philosophical.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  10. Philosophy and the self

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  11. Advanced philosophy of mathematics: Gödel

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Much celebrated but little understood, Gödel's incompleteness theorems are one of the key intellectual achievements of the last century. This course offers an introduction to these results and their significance for philosophy, mathematics and computer science.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. Japanese philosophy

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Japanese philosophy extends well beyond Zen with several philosophical traditions including that of the modern Kyoto School. Developing distinct cultural, aesthetic and political concepts, Japanese philosophers offer a rich field of thought.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  13. A world without want: post-scarcity philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If there is no limit to economic growth, we should be able to overcome material scarcity in the not too distant future. But what will it be like to live in a world without scarcity?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Mark Fisher: beyond capitalist realism

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This beginners’ course will explore Mark Fisher’s analysis of ‘capitalist realism’; the idea of the 'end of history'; alternatives to the current, dominant form of social organisation; and the Spinozistic issues of passivity and ‘becoming-active.’.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. Philosophy of rhetoric

    Course Date: Sat 16 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rhetoric plays an important role in public discourse, particularly within political debates. Consequently, it's important that we understand how rhetoric can be used to persuade us, and why sometimes we ought to be wary of its use. This course covers the necessary skills to recognise and evaluate uses of rhetoric.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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