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From exploring some of the biggest controversies in philosophy, to examining the great moral issues in contemporary society, our small class sizes ensure you can immerse yourself in the subject in a supportive and friendly environment.

You鈥檒l have the opportunity to tackle some of life's big questions and critique the work of some of the most well-respected philosophers that have emerged in society. Whether you鈥檙e examining the works of Plato, or debating some of Aristotle鈥檚 most significant findings, all that鈥檚 left to decide is which course is right for you.   

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Personal Development: Philosophy - Lies, bull**** and post - truth

Lying is generally perceived as unethical behaviour, and political decision-makers are often accused of lying. It is also often said that we live in a 鈥榩ost-truth鈥 era, in which people care more about effective rhetoric than about whether a claim is true. But the issues are more complicated than you might think. Philosophers have found that we all believe that lying is morally justified in certain situations and have distinguished between lying - not telling the truth - and 鈥榖ullshitting鈥 (Harry Frankfurt鈥檚 term) - not caring about the truth. The course allows you to familiarize yourself with their arguments and evaluate them.

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Dates:
Mon 29/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 11:00am
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Bettina Lange
Course code:
Q00014330
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢66.60

Philosophy: Behind the Headlines

The workshop will briefly introduce the principal ideas of a selection of philosophers and apply these to the discussion of the news headlines and the controversies that lie behind them. This workshop will encourage discussion and sharing of ideas about current affairs and will involve reflecting on how to make philosophy a part of this discussion.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 01/06/2024 -
Sat 01/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Mary's University (Twickenham)
Waldegrave Road
Twickenham
TW1 4SX
Tutor:
Daniel Williams
Course code:
Q00014358
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
拢40.00

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Philosophy: Philosophy: Philosophy in the Modern World

This short course will explore the work of the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle and his highly influential 1949 work The Concept of Mind. Writing within what was known as the Ordinary Language tradition of western philosophy, Ryle develops a fascinating and imaginative attack upon our most cherished assumption about the mind and its relation to the world and our physical bodies. During the course, we will look in detail at both this text and Ryles other writings about the mind.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Angel Centre (Tonbridge)
Angel Lane
Tonbridge
TN9 1SF
Tutor:
Gregory Artus
Course code:
Q00012676
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
拢50.40

Philosophy: Philosophy: Philosophy in the Modern World

This short course will explore the work of the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle and his highly influential 1949 work The Concept of Mind. Writing within what was known as the Ordinary Language tradition of western philosophy, Ryle develops a fascinating and imaginative attack upon our most cherished assumption about the mind and its relation to the world and our physical bodies. During the course, we will look in detail at both this text and Ryles other writings about the mind.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Angel Centre (Tonbridge)
Angel Lane
Tonbridge
TN9 1SF
Tutor:
Gregory Artus
Course code:
Q00012676
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
拢50.40

Philosophy: Philosophy: Philosophy in the Modern World

This short course will explore the work of the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle and his highly influential 1949 work The Concept of Mind. Writing within what was known as the Ordinary Language tradition of western philosophy, Ryle develops a fascinating and imaginative attack upon our most cherished assumption about the mind and its relation to the world and our physical bodies. During the course, we will look in detail at both this text and Ryles other writings about the mind.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Angel Centre (Tonbridge)
Angel Lane
Tonbridge
TN9 1SF
Tutor:
Gregory Artus
Course code:
Q00012676
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
拢50.40

Philosophy: Philosophy: Philosophy in the Modern World

This short course will explore the work of the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle and his highly influential 1949 work The Concept of Mind. Writing within what was known as the Ordinary Language tradition of western philosophy, Ryle develops a fascinating and imaginative attack upon our most cherished assumption about the mind and its relation to the world and our physical bodies. During the course, we will look in detail at both this text and Ryles other writings about the mind.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Angel Centre (Tonbridge)
Angel Lane
Tonbridge
TN9 1SF
Tutor:
Gregory Artus
Course code:
Q00012676
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
拢50.40

Philosophy: Philosophy: Philosophy in the Modern World

This short course will explore the work of the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle and his highly influential 1949 work The Concept of Mind. Writing within what was known as the Ordinary Language tradition of western philosophy, Ryle develops a fascinating and imaginative attack upon our most cherished assumption about the mind and its relation to the world and our physical bodies. During the course, we will look in detail at both this text and Ryles other writings about the mind.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Angel Centre (Tonbridge)
Angel Lane
Tonbridge
TN9 1SF
Tutor:
Gregory Artus
Course code:
Q00012676
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
拢50.40

Philosophy: Philosophy: Philosophy in the Modern World

This short course will explore the work of the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle and his highly influential 1949 work The Concept of Mind. Writing within what was known as the Ordinary Language tradition of western philosophy, Ryle develops a fascinating and imaginative attack upon our most cherished assumption about the mind and its relation to the world and our physical bodies. During the course, we will look in detail at both this text and Ryles other writings about the mind.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/04/2024 -
Wed 22/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Angel Centre (Tonbridge)
Angel Lane
Tonbridge
TN9 1SF
Tutor:
Gregory Artus
Course code:
Q00012676
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
拢50.40