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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.’.
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.