A 4-WEEK BEGINNER’S COURSE IN PHILOSOPHY

Course starting on
Tuesday, 11th September at 7:30 pm


Transform your ideas into actions through an education in active philosophy.

The great philosophical teachings of East & West explain that we can’t change the world if we don’t change ourselves. It is through the practice of universal values that we can profoundly transform ourselves by putting our ideas into action.
Practical philosophy helps develop self-confidence, moral strength and resilience, to face the difficulties and crises of everyday life. It allows us to become protagonists of change in our lives and in our environment.

Beginner’s course in Active Philosophy

This course is a series of theoretical and practical classes to get to know yourself and learn to face many different circumstances in life without forgetting the art of living with others.
Accessible to everyone, we learn how to practice the teachings of the great philosophers of East and West in our daily lives.

OBJECTIVES

  • Live your ideas in practice and give meaning to your life.
  • Get to know and transform yourself.
  • Free yourself from conditioning and prejudices.
  • Develop moral strength and creativity in order to face difficulties in life.
  • To live in a more altruistic manner, through learning how to live with others

TOPICS COVERED

THE INNER BATTLE (Wisdom of Ancient India in the Bhagavad Gita)

Understanding the timeless conflict of the Human Being

An eastern perspective on overcoming one’s own limitations

Dharma, Karma, Reincarnation

Face your fears, engage your inner battle, become who you are

BEING HAPPY (Socrates)

What is happiness for you? How to be happy in today’s world?

The relationship between suffering and consciousness

Socratic dialogue, an invaluable methodology of reflection

The Practice of Virtues, development of moral character

COLLECTIVE LIVING (The Social and Political Philosophy of Confucius)

Harmonious Co-existence; the Art of Living Together Better

Justice in the Collectivity, Ethics in the Individual

The Rational Order of Li, Confucian political principals and their application

Awakening our sense of Civic Responsibility, being part of a whole, Connecting with Others

ON FREEDOM (Timeless Advice of the Great Stoic Philosophers)

What is Freedom? What does is mean to be free?

What is in our control and what is not?

Philosophical Freedom, autonomy and independence

To be act freely, regardless of external circumstance

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW

This beginner’s course of active philosophy is just a jump off point for those seeking to learn the basics of classic philosophy and its application. A 12 week Foundation Course in October will continue these ideas across a range of topics and additional levels are available for those who want to progress and deepen their knowledge.

Duration: 4 classes (once a week)

Fee: €60

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ADDRESS

Lower Dargle Road,  Castle Street Shopping Centre

Bray

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CONTACT

info@acropolis.ie

+353 (1) 551 6833

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