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COURSE: PHILOSOPHY FOR LIVING

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Inspired by Philosophies of East and West. 16-week beginners course in philosophy for living, first 2 classes online and FREE.

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It is by practising the universal values of philosophy that we can deeply transform ourselves and turn our ideas into action.

Course in PHILOSOPHY FOR LIVING

Philosophy means love of wisdom (philo-sophia) and is an active attitude of awareness towards life. In this sense, we are all born philosophers, with an innate need to ask questions and with the intuition that there are answers to be found. Every civilisation has passed on to us its experience and understanding of life. However, most of us have had little opportunity to learn about the vast heritage of ideas that have inspired and guided humanity throughout history. The practice of philosophy develops self-confidence, moral strength and resilience to face the difficulties and crises of life. It allows us to become an actor of change in our lives and around us. This 16 week course will introduce you to major concepts of Eastern and Western Philosophy and explore their relevance and practical application for our lives.

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Ethics: Understanding Yourself

Ethics enquires about moral principles and the impact of individuals on their environment. But also related to happiness, as it helps us to find the right “inner attitude” to deal with different life situations in ways that are beneficial to ourselves and others.

Sociopolitics: To live with others in solidarity. How to improve human relations.

Sociopolitics looks at the relationships in society, both between the individuals and between the individual and the group. It is concerned with finding principles by which we can create harmonious communities where everyone can flourish.

Philosophy of History: Building the future

We are all products of history and at the same time we all contribute to making history. Philosophy of History seeks wisdom in the study of the past and how to apply the lessons of history to the present.

Philosophy for Living: Practical Application

What is the value of thinking without action? Action is the real measurement of what we are, theory and practice inform each other. Each course evening will explore the practical relevance of philosophy and its potential to transform ourselves and society.

Course Topics

  • Timeless and Universal Philosophy
  • India
  • Tibet
  • Buddhism
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • The Neoplationic School
  • Philosophy of History

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16 weeks

Classes take place once a week, from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm (“Google Meet” online link).

First 2 classes FREE, then € 160 (€ 100 concession) to enrol.

Open to all, no prior knowledge of philosophy necessary.

The course will start online and will continue in our centre as permitted by government guidelines.

This course is followed by further levels for those who wish to progress.

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New Acropolis provides courses in practical philosophy in several levels (beginner level, level 2, etc.) that can bring meaning to life, to encourage a more ethical and humanistic culture, and to promote social and environmental volunteering to build a more just society.

 

New Acropolis, where does this name come from? As a tribute to the ancient and famous Acropolis of Athens, "New Acropolis" aims to place education through philosophy at the heart of the citizen's life.

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