KNOWLEDGE & FREEDOM
YEAR 3

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KNOWLEDGE & FREEDOM COURSE

It is through action, devotion and knowledge that the essential nature within everyone may be expressed. They act as channels for this expression.

Plato uses the analogy of a ship sailing safely to its destination to illustrate the need for real knowledge of navigation. Human life also needs to be directed by knowledge as distinguished from mere opinion, belief or supposition.

 

A prerequisite for enrolment:
Completion of the first 6 courses.

 

Knowledge & Freedom is not available this term.

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WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

This course, using the insights of the wise and experimenting with various practices, will examine what is means to 'know'. Knowledge is the birthright of every human being but is not what we generally claim it is. Come explore and discover.

How does knowledge appear?
Where does knowledge come from?
What is the difference between information and knowledge?
How can knowledge be transformative?
What is reason and how does it work?

TOPICS EACH WEEK

The Light of Reason – hindsight, insight and foresight

Reason and Acting in Unison

Worldly & Spiritual Reasoning

Plato’s description of the three parts of the psyche: the rational, spirit and appetite.

The difference between being and becoming

Essential Nature

Artificial Nature

Good Impulse

Good Reasoning

The Need for Decision

Seven Steps on the Way of Knowledge

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OUR COURSE IN PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY MAKES WISDOM 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.