Philosophy & Literature: On-line

Contemporary Philosophical Landscapes: Cold War and Colonialism [five week course]

Dates

12th & 26th February, 4th, 18th & 25th March 2024

Mondays, 3.30pm until 5pm [15:30 until 17:00 UTC]

[N.B. No class 19th February & 11th March]

Venue

On-line / Zoom

Fee

52.50 GBP | 60 EUR | 67 USD | 88 CAD [or pay what you can afford]

Description

In the dynamic post-WWII era, profound shifts unfolded with the onset of the Cold War and the rise of post-colonialism. This five-week online course delves into the philosophical responses that emerged during these transformative times. Explore Thomas Kuhn's groundbreaking concept of 'Paradigm Shifts,' engage with Franz Fanon's insightful perspectives on colonialism, and unravel Noam Chomsky's profound theories on language. Gain a nuanced understanding of how these philosophical giants shaped contemporary Western thought in the face of geopolitical challenges. Join us on a thought-provoking journey through the intricate tapestry of ideas that defined this crucial period.

Booking

To book a place on this course, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Dates

27th February, 5th & 19th March 2024

Tuesdays, 5pm until 6.30pm [17:00 until 18:30 UTC]

[N.B. No class 12th March]

Venue

On-line / Zoom

Fee

31.50 GBP | 36 EUR | 40 USD | 53 CAD [or pay what you can afford]

Description

This immersive three-week course navigates the intersection of literature and philosophy within the profound works of Hermann Hesse. Delve into the philosophical underpinnings of Siddhartha and decode the allegorical richness of Hesse's short stories, ‘The Poet’ and ‘The Three Linden Trees.’ Engage in nuanced discussions, guided by probing inquiries, as we unravel the philosophical tapestry that defines Hesse's literary exploration of profound self-awareness and enlightenment.

Booking

To book a place on this course, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Paths of Insight: Exploring Wisdom in Siddhartha and the Short Stories of Hermann Hesse [three week course]

Dates

14th, 21st & 28th May 2024

Tuesdays, 7pm until 8.30pm [18:00 until 19:30 UTC]

Venue

On-line / Zoom

Fee

31.50 GBP | 36 EUR | 40 USD | 53 CAD [or pay what you can afford]

Description

How can ancient wisdom shape a sustainable future? Join our three-week online course, where we will dive into Jain principles of non-violence, environmental consciousness and reverence for all life forms. Explore how these timeless philosophies guide sustainable living and transform daily choices. Immerse yourself in passages from Jain scriptures and embark on a journey of environmental introspection and discover the profound impact of Jain ethics on personal and planetary well-being.

Booking

To book a place on this course, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Global Philosophy: Environmental Ethics in Jainism [three week course]