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London School of Philosophy presents:

Philosophy Classes

Monday 23rd April @ 11:00 am - Monday 9th July @ 9:00 pm
Monday 23rd April @ 11:00 am - Monday 9th July @ 9:00 pm

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Join the London School of Philosophy for the following 10-week philosophy courses on Monday evenings running from 23rd April to 9th July (there will be no classes on bank holidays).

Philosophy and Film

Summer Term 2018, Mondays, 11:00 – 13:00, ten weeks starting 23rd April

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

Charlie Chaplin, Star Wars, Marilyn Monroe, Dr Strangelove. The cultural, social, and political impact of film has made it a central part of our lives — but why? This short course provides an opportunity to discuss the philosophical contributions of some of the main thinkers working in this area. Each week short extracts from selected films will be used as the basis for our discussions.

Problems in Philosophy: A Discussion Class

Summer Term 2018, Mondays, 13:00 – 15:00, ten weeks starting 23rd April

Course Tutor: Jane O’Grady.

In what circumstances would you save the lives of five people by letting one person die? How free are you? Are you the same person you were twenty years ago? In any case, who on earth are you? This course will consist of debating these and other philosophical questions and thought experiments.

German Idealism Reading Group

Summer Term 2018, Mondays, 15:00 – 17:00, ten weeks starting 23rd April

Course Tutor: Meade McCloughan.

See course outline for more information.

The Self in Decline: Philosophy and Loss

Summer Term 2018, Mondays, 17:00 – 19:00, ten weeks starting 23rd April

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

This far-reaching course is an attempt to engage philosophically with issues surrounding loss. In particular, the idea of loss of self, typically encountered in cases of Alzheimer’s in particular, and dementia in general will be our starting point. There has been a relative lack of philosophical discussion of this topic, and the course aims to begin to remedy this lack of attention.

Wittgenstein

Summer Term 2018, Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 23rd April

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of a very select number of philosophers who transformed the subject in the twentieth century. The course follows the development from his work in the foundations of mathematics which led to the Tractatus and continues through the middle period in which he largely rejected the view of language it contains. The remainder of the course focuses on the final stages of his thought contained in Philosophical Investigations and in On Certainty.

History of Philosophy 3: From Nietzsche — to Now

Summer Term 2018, Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 23rd April

Course Tutor: Jane O’Grady.

If God is dead, as Nietzsche claimed, what happens to truth and morality? We shall consider the re-making of values, humanity and truth — in Nietzsche’s ‘aristocratic radicalism’, John Stuart Mill’s utilitarianism and feminism, William James’s pragmatism and Freud’s unconscious; in Heidegger, Sartre, Wittgenstein, Ayer, and in the current tortured debate on the mind-body problem. See course outline (Word doc) for more information.

To enrol, please email Mark (mark[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org), Jane (jane[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org), or Meade (meade[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org) as appropriate.

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