In-Person Practical Philosophy Part 1


Spring Term :  19 Sept – 1 Dec 2022
One session a week for 10 weeks.

Each session will be approximately 2hrs.

Day, Time and Location Options:
Where: Pretoria In-person

When : Tues at 19:00 (starting Tues 20 Sept 2022).

Click “Selected class” below, select the location and day.
See Locations page to see where the branches are physically located.

Cost: R450.00 (special price for re-introduction of in-person courses)

Prerequisites : None


Practical Philosophy is the exploration of knowledge, wisdom and ideas you can use to make sense of your world. It’s about discovering the truth of things – not in theory, but in our own experience.

This ten week course looks at profound principles that lead to a new outlook, and suggests simple steps towards living a better, more meaningful and serene life.

The course is practical in the sense that it is designed to be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves, conferring happiness and freedom.

Part 1 covers the following:

  • The Wisdom Within – Philosophy and wisdom. Being and awareness.
  • Self-Discovery – Who am I? What is my potential? How do I realise it?
  • Being Awake – Explore deeper levels of awareness. How can we become more awake to the world around us?
  • The Present Moment – Living in the present, the now. A simple practice to help us live in the present moment more frequently.
  • Living Justly – Ways we might use Plato’s ideas on justice and injustice in our daily lives.
  • The Three-Fold Energy – How to recognise different types of energy, how to conserve them and use them wisely.
  • The Light of Reason – What is reason? How can it enrich our lives?
  • Unity in Diversity – The effect of finding unity – seeing nature’s apparent diversity as part of a single whole.
  • The Power of Beauty – What is beauty? We consider Plato’s notion of one ultimate beauty – beauty absolute.
  • The Desire for Truth – How our search for truth has fared as the term has progressed, and how it shows itself.

Additional information

Selected Class

Pretoria Tues 19:00