Philosophy and Modernity @ The Minories
Philosopher Nicholas Joll will lead a new five-week course, on Saturday afternoons, at the Minories, Colchester.
This short course will suit those new to philosophy but also those with some prior knowledge. The course will consider such questions as:
• Does the modern and ‘disenchanted’ world create special philosophical problems?
• Does ethics require religion?
• Must life have some sort of cosmic purpose to be meaningful?
Philosophers at issue include: Plato, Nietzche, Heidegger..
The course itself will run on the following Saturdays, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm:
Session One: 25th April
Session Two: 2nd May
Session Three: 9th May
Session Four: 16th May
Session Five: 23rd May
Each two-hour session will consist of a short lecture, group activities, a short break, and general discussion. There is no required reading although I shall make some suggestions about books that would complement the course. (As to the taster session, that will be shorter – ninety minutes – and may have a slightly different format.)
The course will be held in an upstairs room at the Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE; tel. (01206) 712437; e-mail email@example.com.