New Acropolis Ireland Philosophy Culture Volunteering
New Acropolis Ireland Philosophy Culture Volunteering

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Free Public Talk - The Myth of the Cave and the Art of Spin

Thursday 9th April at 7.30pm


The purpose of philosophy is to learn how to think by ourselves but what does that mean?
From ancient Greece to present day there have been influences of manipulation in society which have worked to condition collective thought and distract people from taking part as protagonists in their own lives. This talk will examine the concept of social manipulation through the vision of Plato's Myth of the Cave and by examining modern elements of spin which have come to define the 21st century.
How free are we to think for ourselves? How can we gain distance from these external influences? What is the role of philosophy in the liberation of the individual?

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Where: 43 Lower Rathmines Road

Philosophy Course

The Active Philosophy Course is a programme designed to explore the philosophical teachings from some of the major schools of philosophy across the world in a comparative context. With an emphasis on the practical, the course seeks to take inspiration from these teachings and integrate them into contemporary daily life.

The aim of this formational philosophy course is to better know ourselves and to activate our inner potential. Choosing a philosophical approach gives new meaning and direction to life. With the practical exercises, which will be integrated into the weekly classes, we seek to develop philosophical attitudes and behaviour by harmonising the hand, the heart and the head.

We learn to see the best in ourselves and in those around us, and to conquer our fears. We learn to better listen to others and to extract the essential from what they are saying. We transform the theory into practise and the practise into... Find out more

Course fee: €160\€120 (under 26, students, unemployed, seniors)
Duration: 16 classes (once a week)
Where: 43 Lower Rathmines Road
Dates: Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm & Saturday 28th March at 10.30am

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