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Philosophy courses are stimulating and enjoyable courses covering the major philosophical trends and contributions made by the great minds of our time.

Keep your mind active, challenge your ideas about the world around us and see the meaning of our existence from different perspectives.


Introduction to Philosophy – Part 1 

Join us in this fascinating journey through the History of Western Philosophy. Starting with the pre-Socratic period, Classic Greek Philosophy and Christian Philosophy, from Jesus to the Scholastic medieval philosophy of St Thomas Aquinas. We will find out more about wisdom as perceived and presented by great thinkers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.  We will examine the theory of how we come to know about the world, or about anything at all.  We will also try to understand how these ideas are influencing our society today.    

Thursdays 10am to 12noon Leopold Chaligha 

12 sessions from 15 September    £168100    PHL1     Stoke Lodge 

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 2 

This course will follow on from Part 1, dealing with rationalism including Descartes, Empiricism and philosophy of mind including David Hume, contemporary realism and relativism.  Students can join this course without having attended Part 1. 

Thursdays 10am to 12noon Leopold Chaligha 

11 sessions from 12 January    £15492      PHL2     Stoke Lodge    

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 3 

Join us in this stimulating course in which we examine major philosophical trends and contributions from great minds of our time. Keep your mind active, challenge your ideas about the universe and see the meaning of our existence from different perspectives. Students can join this course without having attended Part 1 and/ or 2. 

Thursday 10am to 12noon   Leopold Chaligha 

10 sessions from 20 April   £140/£84        PHL3         Stoke Lodge    

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 4 A 

This is a fascinating course which will explore influential philosophical conceptions such as the Socratic legacy over the centuries, Postmodernism, Individualism in the context of Theism and Nihilism, Communism and Pluralism. Join the debate about our existential being in the world, its meaning and how these ideas have captured intellectual imagination and shaped human lives across the globe. Keep questioning your knowledge of reality and explore the unknown from various perspectives.  Students can join this course without having attended Part 1 and / or 2 and / or 3, but it would be an advantage to have completed part 1 – 3. 

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm      Leopold Chaligha    

12 sessions from 15 September   £168 / £100   LPH41    Stoke Lodge   

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 4 B 

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm      Leopold Chaligha    

11 sessions from 12 January    £15492      LPH42      Stoke Lodge    

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 4 C

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm      Leopold Chaligha    

10 sessions from 20 April    £14084     LPH43       Stoke Lodge    

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 5 A 

Join us and continue asking the big fundamental questions about life. What is life, what is the meaning of life? What is lived love? Its meaning and implication in our world today?  Is climate change going to reshape this? Keep questioning your knowledge of reality and explore the unknown from various perspectives. What is philosophy of technology? Has this given humanity its full freedom or chained minds into tech-enslavement?  It would be an advantage for students to have completed part 1 – 4. This course will be delivered ONLINE  

Fridays 10am – 12noon     Leopold Chaligha   

12 sessions from 16 September    £168/£100     LPH51     ONLINE USING ZOOM    

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 5 B 

Fridays 10am – 12noon     Leopold Chaligha   

11 sessions from 13 January        £15492        LPH52       ONLINE USING ZOOM

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Introduction to Philosophy – Part 5 C 

Fridays 10am – 12noon     Leopold Chaligha   

10 sessions from 20 April            £14084          LPH53      ONLINE USING ZOOM

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