Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Friday 12 August 2022

More Philosophical Passages – Part I

Event Details

Course runs on same day over successive weeks
Date: 03/09/2022 - 01/10/2022 | Venue: The Bookshop Shed
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tickets £70.00

Part I of a two part course with Dr Nicholas Joll

Part I : Adams to Thomson

Sat 10.00 – 11.30

3rd Sept – Sat 1st Oct




1  Adams on entertainment

2  Heidegger on hammering

3  Ryle on mind

4  Feenberg on technology

5   Thomson on abortion

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. What is – or rightly counts as – entertainment? Is our engagement with the world primarily practical? Are thoughts really inside one’s head? Is technology neutral? What is at issue in the abortion debate? Is there something deep about ‘bad faith’? Does history have a direction? Do we need to rethink our ethics of life and death?

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

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Tickets £70.00