PHILOSOPHY AS A WAY OF LIFE
WAY OF LIFE COURSE
Every human being has a body for action, a heart for loving and reason for knowing.
The challenge that will be addressed in this course is how these three ways, of Devotion, Knowledge and the Way of Life, can unfold together to reveal a life of great service, love and certainty.
A prerequisite for enrolment:
Completion of the first 8 courses.
Philosophy as a Way of Life is not available this term.
WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?
In ancient times, philosophy was not seen as a merely academic pursuit but as a way of living. The French philosopher Pierre Hadot, said: “During this period, philosophy was a way of life … Philosophy was a mode of existing-in-the-world, which had to be practiced at each instant, and the goal of which was to transform the whole of the individual's life.”
What are the principles of day to day living that will withstand pressure and change?
How can philosophy become a way of life?
What is the relationship between balance and rhythm?
How can we live in a large, universal world instead of a tiny house?
TOPICS EACH WEEK
Philosophy as a Way of Life
The Art of Living
Conduct In The World
The Golden Rule
The Big House
Idealism & Responsibility
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.