Introductory 10-week course
Our Introductory Course in Practical Philosophy explores how philosophic wisdom, accumulated over millennia from the world’s philosophic and religious traditions, can be applied effectively in our everyday lives to bring us greater happiness and fulfilment.
The intention of our courses is to help students realise their full potential.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the London branch of the School will be running the next Practical Philosophy introductory course online for the whole of the UK and 3 of our Scottish tutors will be part of the tutor team.
Themes covered during the ten-weekly sessions include wisdom, self-knowledge, presence, awareness and living justly.
Ordinarily, when our courses are run at our local centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow we have a weekend study day once per term. At this day we provide lunch and invite you to put philosophical principles into practice in the company of fellow students.
The study day also provides an opportunity for one or other of the major philosophers or philosophical traditions to be examined in greater depth than is possible during the weekly meetings.
As always, emphasis is placed on those writings which provide simple yet practical guidance and depth of understanding. For those continuing after the introductory term the diverse topics of these study days, both ancient and modern, are designed to give students an appreciation of the world’s rich philosophical heritage.
The date of the Study Day will be announced early in the term.