Courses

All Spring term courses (January-March 2022) will be taking place running online. Please contact the tutor for further details as to how exactly their courses will operate. Registration fees will standardly be either £125, £100 or £75, depending on the nature of the course; tutors also have the discretion to offer a concessionary reduction of £20. In other respects, the details given at enrolment still apply.

Spring Term (January – March 2022)

Summer Term (April – July 2022)

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Aristotle

Spring Term 2022, Mondays, 11:00 – 13:00, ten weeks starting 17th January

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

To enrol, please e-mail Mark (mark[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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The Problematic Self: Identity, Embodiment, Sex and Sincerity

Spring Term 2022, Mondays, 13:00 – 15:00, ten weeks starting 17th January

Course Tutor: Jane O’Grady.

This course will deal with the following topics: the history and geography of the self; the embodied self; sincerity and the self; the social self; the biological self: sex, gender and transgender. See the attached pdf document for more details and a reading list.

To enrol, please e-mail Jane (jane[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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German Idealism Reading Group

Spring Term 2022, Mondays, 15:00 – 17:00, ten weeks starting 17th January

Course Tutor: Meade McCloughan.

This year, we will be reading the texts Schelling and Hegel wrote for the Critical Journal of Philosophy (1802-1803).

To enrol, please e-mail Meade (meade[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Introduction to Philosophy

Spring Term 2022, Mondays, 17:00 – 19:00, ten weeks starting 17th January

Course Tutor: Jane O’Grady.

This is a general Introduction to Philosophy based on the individual course of the same name which is part of the University of London International Programme in Philosophy. The programme of study is tailored to the subject-centred approach based around this this text.

The programme is split into two stand alone courses. This term deals with Meaning, Morality, and Art.

Should students wish to prepare for the University of London examination, each tutor is able to offer additional support covering the processes of writing essays. This is available at additional cost. Please contact Jane for more information.

To enrol, please e-mail Jane (jane[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org.

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Fichte’s Idealism

Spring Term 2022, Mondays, 20:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 17th January

Course Tutor: Meade McCloughan.

Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre (Doctrine of Scientific Knowledge) is one of the most exciting, influential and difficult works in western philosophy. Hegel’s and Schelling’s philosophies in particular cannot be properly understood or appreciated without a good grasp of it. This course will examine the famous 1794-95 version of the system, using the new edition edited and translated by Daniel Breazeale. (See also his SEP article on Fichte.) Each week there will be a pre-recorded one-hour lecture presenting the text and a live one-hour video discussion session.

To enrol, please e-mail Meade (meade[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Nietzsche, Freud and Heidegger on Violence

Spring Term 2022, Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 17th January

Course Tutor: Keith Barrett.

To enrol, please e-mail Keith (keith[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Philosophical Aesthetics 2

Spring Term 2022, Tuesdays, 11:00 – 13:00, ten weeks starting 18th January

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]philosophynow.org).

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Frankfurt School Reading Group

Spring Term 2022, Tuesdays, 13:30 – 15:00, ten weeks starting 18th January

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

An interactive reading group.

To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]philosophynow.org).

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Science, Politics and Philosophy

Spring Term 2022, Tuesdays, 15:00 – 17:00, ten weeks starting 18th January

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]philosophynow.org).

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Contemporary Problems in Applied Ethics 1

Spring Term 2022, Tuesdays, 17:00 – 18:30, ten weeks starting 25th January

Course Tutor: Shahrar Ali.

This synchronous online course builds on the popular course Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics and can be taken as a successor or in its own right. By the end of the course, the student will have been provided with an introduction to applied ethics as a branch of philosophy and encouraged to adopt a critical and enquiring approach to some of the problems covered. Topics include:
• Is Capital punishment justified?
• Should vaccinations be made compulsory?
• How should sex and gender be distinguished?
• Is racial profiling permissible?
To enrol, please email Shahrar.

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History of Western Philosophy 2

Spring Term 2022, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 18th January

Course Tutor: Jane O’Grady.

‘What’s it all about then, guv?’ a taxi driver asked Bertrand Russell. This course gives a chronological survey of some the great Western philosophers who have formulated, and tried to solve, enduring puzzles – what reality is, who we are, how we should live. It traces the ongoing argument, and invites your contributions to it. Part 1 runs from the ancient Greeks to John Locke; Part 2 (this term) runs from Spinoza to Schopenhauer; Part 3 (in the Summer term) runs from Nietzsche to now. You can join any or all of these courses. See course-outline 2 (pdf) for more information.

To enrol, please e-mail Jane (jane[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Philosophy of Film

Spring Term 2022, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 18th January

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

To enrol, please e-mail Mark (mark[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Hellenistic Philosophy

Summer Term 2022, Mondays, 11:00 – 13:00, ten weeks starting 25th April

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

To enrol, please e-mail Mark (mark[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Problems in Philosophy

Summer Term 2022, Mondays, 13:00 – 15:00, ten weeks starting 25th April

Course Tutor: Jane O’Grady.

In what circumstances would you save the lives of five people by letting one person die? How free are you? Are you the same person you were twenty years ago? In any case, who on earth are you? This course will consist of debating these and other philosophical questions and thought experiments.

To enrol, please e-mail Jane (jane[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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German Idealism Reading Group

Summer Term 2022, Mondays, 15:00 – 17:00, ten weeks starting 25th April

Course Tutor: Meade McCloughan.

This year, we will be reading the texts Schelling and Hegel wrote for the Critical Journal of Philosophy (1802-1803).

To enrol, please e-mail Meade (meade[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason

Summer Term 2022, Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 25th April

Course Tutor: Meade McCloughan.

To enrol, please e-mail Meade (meade[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Sexuality and Gender from Freud to Judith Butler

Summer Term 2022, Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 25th April

Course Tutor: Keith Barrett.

To enrol, please e-mail Keith (keith[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Philosophical Aesthetics 3

Summer Term 2022, Tuesdays, 11:00 – 13:000, ten weeks starting 26th April

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]philosophynow.org).

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Frankfurt School Reading Group

Summer Term 2022, Tuesdays, 13:30 – 15:00, ten weeks starting 26th April

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

An interactive reading group.

To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]philosophynow.org).

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Philosophy of Social Science

Summer Term 2022, Tuesdays, 15:00 – 17:00, ten weeks starting 26th April

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]philosophynow.org).

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Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics

Summer Term 2022, Tuesdays, 17:30 – 19:00, ten weeks starting 3rd May

Course Tutor: Shahrar Ali.

To enrol, please email Shahrar.

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History of Western Philosophy 3

Summer Term 2022, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 26th April

Course Tutor: Jane O’Grady.

‘What’s it all about then, guv?’ a taxi driver asked Bertrand Russell. This course gives a chronological survey of some the great Western philosophers who have formulated, and tried to solve, enduring puzzles – what reality is, who we are, how we should live. It traces the ongoing argument, and invites your contributions to it. Part 1 runs from the ancient Greeks to John Locke; Part 2 runs from Spinoza to Schopenhauer; Part 3 (this term) runs from Nietzsche to now. You can join any or all of these courses. See course-outline 3 (Word doc) for more information.

To enrol, please e-mail Jane (jane[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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Wittgenstein

Summer Term 2022, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 26th April

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

To enrol, please e-mail Mark (mark[at]londonschoolofphilosophy.org).

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