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A Philosopher’s Guide to Solitude – GI 23 067 (Online)
21 September 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Tutor: Darren Harper BA (Hons) PGCEGo to all Courses
What is the difference between loneliness and solitude? Have you ever felt lonely in a crowd? Referring to Existentialist philosophiser Paul Tillich; “being in a body means being alone”, and Michelle de Montaigne; “happiness depends on ourselves” and that we ought to be content with being “really and truly alone”, we will explore the benefits of solitude.
About the Speaker
Darren holds a BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing (1st class), a PGCE in Lifelong Learning, and has been an adult education teacher for 10 years. In addition to the Guildford Institute, he also teaches residential courses at Dillington House (Somerset), Higham Hall (Cumbria), Knuston Hall (Northamptonshire) and Marlborough College (Wiltshire), as well study days at various independent libraries throughout the UK. You can find out more at darrenharper.net. Darren has almost completed his first book, Encounters and Reflections: An Introduction to Philosophy, which will be published in 2022.
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