Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Monday 25 September 2023

Philosophical Passages – II

Event Details

Course runs on same day over successive weeks
Date: 22/10/2022 - 19/11/2022 | Venue: The Bookshop Shed
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Second half of a two part course with Dr Nicholas Joll

Singer to Schopenhauer

Sat 10.00 – 11.30

22nd Oct – 19th Nov



1    Singer on ethics

2    Sartre on bad faith

3    Benjamin on art & history

4    Adorno’s aphorisms

5    Schopenhauer on life

In this course we discuss a wide range of philosophical passages. No prior reading is required: in each session, the passages at issue will be distributed as handouts. Nor even is any prior acquaintance with philosophy necessary. A continental breakfast will, of course, be provided!

Questions at issue include the following. Is there something deep about ‘bad faith’? Does history have a direction? Do we need to rethink our ethics of life and death? Should we rank creation stories in proportion to how grim they are?

The fee for this 5 week course is £70 and includes the continental breakfast of croissants, conserves and fresh coffee.

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