Online Practical Philosophy Part 6A – The Way of Action Part A
Spring Term : 19 Sept – 1 Dec 2022
One session a week for 11 weeks.
Each session will be approximately 1hr 50mins.
Day & Time Options:
- Wed at 19:00 (starting 21 Sept)
Where : Online
Prerequisites : Students must have completed Part 1A, Part 1B, Part2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.
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.
The way of action is said to be one way in which the individual may seek to experience and become universal. We have considered the analogy of the actor both on-stage and going backstage. With this knowledge it is possible to act in a universal manner. We tend to spend all day long engaged in action. But what does philosophy say as to how this can take place in a way that is not binding but liberating?
Part 6A covers the following:
- Action and Attention. Acting without pressure
- Stages of Action. The path of right action.
- Motive Force. What is the real intention behind any of our actions?
- Knowledge and Truth in Action.
- Action at its best. Flow.
Wed at 19:00