Philosophy & Literature Courses
The Golden Century of German Philosophy [seven week course]
Tuesdays 7pm until 8.30pm GMT [19:00 until 20:30 UTC]
A flowering in philosophy occurred between the 1790s and the 1880s in the German-speaking world, equal in the apex of thought to that of the ancient Greeks. This began with Kant’s ‘Copernican Revolution’, was augmented by Schopenhauer, before Nietzsche assailed the whole of existing morality. Focusing on a few of their most important works, this course will explore the wealth of ideas produced by these philosophers.
The Age of Reason [six week course]
Thursdays 1pm until 2.30pm GMT [13:00 until 14:30 UTC]
The ‘Age of Reason’ gave birth to the scientific age. The victory of rational, scientific discovery over dogma once again disinterred the possibilities of philosophy, and such thinkers as Descartes, Hume and Kant emerged. This course will investigate these thinkers and some of their most important works.
A Crash Course in Global Philosophy [four week course]
7th until 28th
Mondays 6.30pm until 8.00pm GMT [18:30 until 20:00 UTC]
Much of the world’s philosophy has historically been ignored by the West. Yet, if philosophy is a love of wisdom, there is no doubt that the philosophy of cultures from all locations and times can enrich us. This course will explore some of the philosophical contributions from the rest of the globe, focusing on India, China, and the Muslim world.