THE AIM OF PHILOSOPHY
THE PRESENT MOMENT ILLUMINATES THE WAY TO FREEDOM OF ACTION.
IN THE NOW, YOU ARE FREE TO ACT CREATIVELY INSTEAD OF REACTING HABITUALLY, FREE OF LIMITATIONS AND DOUBT.
The second year of courses in the School of Practical Philosophy are Freedom, Presence of Mind and The Way of Action. These three courses are grouped together as the Aim of Philosophy.
Without awareness in and of the present moment, it’s impossible to see the way forward. We cannot act freely, so we react with knowledge from the past or desire for the future. Either way, we are simply recycling experience. The thing is to be, here and now, instead of constantly becoming something other than what we are.
Only the individual can desire, only the individual can labour, only the individual can know, and only the individual can choose. The Aim of Philosophy aims at awakening the individual’s ability to transform their world by enacting their sovereign freedom in the present moment.
Read more each course below:
PRESENCE OF MIND
Presence of mind is the working surface of practical philosophy. Presence of mind involves a consideration of the faculties of mind that are available to us.
What does it mean to be really present, now?
What is contained in the present?
Can philosophy work at any other time than in the present?
What are the powers and capabilities of a human being living in the present moment?
What can be learned from the past to prepare for the future?
The course also deals with the relationship between the past, present and future, and the relationship between cause and effect which arises out of this relationship.
Without awareness in and of the present moment,
it’s impossible to see the way forward. We cannot act freely,
so we react with knowledge from the past or desire for the future.
Either way, we are simply recycling experience.
The thing is to be, here and now, instead of constantly becoming something other than what we are.
What is the true nature of freedom?
How may freedom be experienced fully and constantly?
In what ways is freedom lost?
How does this apply both to individuals and to societies?
THE WAY OF ACTION
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?
How can we act without any pressure from within or without?
What blocks or hinders action?
What is the effect when we properly attend to anyone or anything?
Is there a way of acting with complete freedom?
What creates, sustains and completes an action?
OUR COURSE IN PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY MAKES MINDFULNESS PRACTICAL.
Somewhere along the way, practical philosophy got hijacked by theoretical philosophy. It’s time to take it back. Our courses are for people seeking to understand the nature of existence and the world in which we live.