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.
Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
'Impermanence is the root of human suffering.' Over hundreds of years a highly developed philosophy grew from this simple idea. However, one does not need to adopt a religious outlook to benefit from Buddhist philosophy.
Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
What are the ends and means of politics? Interweaving modern history and politics with key philosophical texts, study and debate the ideas, ideologies and concepts underpinning our thinking about the organisation of society.
Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Can space be finite without having a boundary? Could a spacecraft travel in a straight line and end up back where it started? Consider these questions, and more, journey that will take you from the medieval world to modern maths and science.
Course Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Mathematics is one of humanity's great achievements. Explore fundamental ideas about logic, geometry and numbers in early Greek thought, and discover modern debates about how maths underpins science. This course can be taken alone or as an introduction to other philosophy and maths courses.
Are human beings rational or irrational creatures? Can we be unconscious of some of our own beliefs, desires and intentions? Is there a scientific explanation of human suffering? This course compares philosophical and psychoanalytic answers to these questions.
Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Phenomenology, one of the most influential approaches in contemporary philosophy, asks: how do we constitute experienced reality? Following Husserl and Heidegger, phenomenologists try to understand what it means, if anything, to be in the world.