Practical Philosophy – Wisdom

The second part of our starter course considering the philosophical ideas and questions affecting our everyday lives.


Do any of us really know who we are? Or why? For thousands of years, philosophy has been searching for answers and seeking the truth in everything. Through Practical Philosophy we seek understanding not through theory, but from our own direct experience. Living life to the full..

Welcome to Wisdom: the second part of our Introductory Practical Philosophy course.

Enrolment for the new term, starting Monday 21st September, is now open.

  • Classes will be offered remotely via Zoom
  • Over ten weekly sessions you’ll consider philosophical ideas and questions relevant to all our lives
  • Each session is 75 minutes long

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Weeks 1 & 2: The light of reason

What is reason? How can it enrich our lives? We look at the ideas of the philosopher Shankara

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Weeks 3 & 4: Understanding energies and using them wisely

We consider how to recognise different types of energy, how to conserve them and use them wisely

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Weeks 5 & 6: The power of beauty

What is beauty? We consider Plato’s notion of one ultimate beauty – beauty absolute

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Weeks 7 & 8: Unity in diversity

We look at the effect of finding unity – seeing nature’s apparent diversity as part of a single whole

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Weeks 9 & 10: The desire for truth

In these final sessions, we ask how our search for truth has fared as the term has progressed

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