What is the Purpose of Philosophy? – GI 21 252 (Face to Face)
28 June 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Tutor: Darren Harper BA (Hons) PGCEGo to all Courses
Formerly philosophy was the preserve of PhDs and the intellectually precocious, until now. In this half-day course, we will uncover a little of philosophy’s enclosed meaning as we tackle that often infuriating question: what is philosophy? We will then go on to consider: is it a search for wisdom, truth or knowledge? Is it simply an esoteric academic discipline, or can it really tell us something about the meaning of life?
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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