Online Practical Philosophy Part 2 – Happiness


Spring Term :  19 Sept – 1 Dec 2022
One session a week for 11 weeks.

Each session will be approximately 1hr 45mins.

Day & Time Options: 

  • Tues at 19:00 (starting 20 Sept)

Cost: R650.00

Where : Online

Prerequisites : Students must have completed Part 1A and Part 1B.


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 eleven 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.

The true nature of happiness. Being in tune with one’s own nature. The principle that all be happy. Observing the movements of the mind.The present and passing time.The difference between pleasure and happiness. Natural values continued. Attention and efficiency.

Part 2 covers the following:

  • The true nature of happiness
  • Utilitarianism
  • Happiness and pleasure
  • The Platonic Goods
  • Rejoice in the present
  • Lao Tzu
  • Happiness and contentment
  • Happiness and work
  • Happiness and wisdom

Additional information

Selected Class

Tues at 19:00