Courses

Provisional timetable for 2021-2022: we hope that we be able to run some of these courses at Conway Hall, but are not yet sure what is going to be possible. Courses otherwise will be run online. Please contact the tutor for further details as to how exactly they hope each course 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.

Autumn Term (September – November 2021

Spring Term (January – March 2022)

Summer Term (April – July 2022)

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Plato

Autumn Term 2021, Mondays, 11:00 – 13:00, ten weeks starting 27th September

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

This introductory course considers Plato’s extraordinary contribution to human thought. In the questions he posed and the answers he proposed, many of our general ideas were developed.

We cover the core elements, so giving a general grounding in the beginning of thought about knowledge, reality, morality, and beauty.

Please see the course outline (docx) for more details.

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

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Problems in Philosophy

Autumn Term 2021, Mondays, 13:00 – 15:00, ten weeks starting 27th September

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

Autumn Term 2021, Mondays, 15:00 – 17:00, ten weeks starting 27th September

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

Autumn Term 2021, Mondays, 17:00 – 19:00, ten weeks starting 27th September

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, running this term and next. The first deals with Mind, Knowledge and World; the second 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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Philosophy of History from Kant to Foucault

Autumn Term 2021, Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 27th September

Course Tutor: Meade McCloughan.

One of the distinctive features of much modern European philosophy has been reflection on the meaning of human history. How should we, as historical beings, understand ourselves and our place in history? Are we moving forward, and if so, how and to what? Or should we rather be looking back, to understand where we are now and how we got here? Or is the whole project misguided? This course will consider how some of the most important thinkers of the last 250 years have asked and answered these questions. See course outline for more details.

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

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Philosophers of the Unconscious: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Jung

Autumn Term 2021, Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 27th September

Course Tutor: Keith Barrett.

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

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Philosophical Aesthetics 1

Autumn Term 2021, Tuesdays, 11:00 – 13:00, ten weeks starting 28th September

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

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

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Frankfurt School Reading Group

Autumn Term 2021, Tuesdays, 13:30 – 15:00, ten weeks starting 28th September

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

An interactive reading group.

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

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Philosophy and Geography

Autumn Term 2021, Tuesdays, 15:00 – 17:00, ten weeks starting 28th September

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

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

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Contemporary Problems in Applied Ethics 1

Autumn Term 2021, Tuesdays, 17:30 – 19:00, ten weeks starting 5 October.

Course Tutor: Shahrar Ali.

Building on the popular course Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics, can be taken as a successor or in its own right. Dr Shahrar Ali will cover ten contemporary problems framed as philosophical debates. Topics include:

• Is Capital punishment justified?
• Should vaccinations be made compulsory?
• How should sex and gender be distinguished?
• Is racial profiling permissible?
• Should prostitution or pornography be prohibited?
• Is whistleblowing an act of loyalty?

To enrol, please email Shahrar.

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History of Philosophy 1

Autumn Term 2021, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 28th September

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 (this term) runs from the ancient Greeks to John Locke; Part 2 runs from Spinoza to Schopenhauer; Part 3 runs from Nietzsche to now. You can join any or all of these courses.

Please see the course outline (pdf) for more details about Part 1.

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

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Philosophy of Mind in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Autumn Term 2021, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 28th September

Course Tutor: Mark Fielding

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

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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.

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, 19:00 – 21:00, ten weeks starting 17th January

Course Tutor: Meade McCloughan.

This course will examine Fichte’s revolutionary philosophy, using the new edition of the “Wissenschaftslehre” edited and translated by Daniel Breazeale.

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

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Sexuality and Gender from Freud to Judith Butler

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 2

Spring Term 2022, Tuesdays, 17:30 – 19:00, ten weeks starting 25th January

Course Tutor: Shahrar Ali.

To enrol, please email Shahrar.

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History of Philosophy 3

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 runs from Nietzsche to now. You can join any or all of these courses.

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.

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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Existentialism, Psychoanalysis and Buddhism

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 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 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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