A Taste of Philosophy

This page contains the slides for the 'A Taste of Philosophy ...' course at City Lit ... Slides: Half-day version ...   Slides: Full day version ...    

Arendt: Philosophy, Politics and Plurality

Hannah Arendt’s examination of the existential and political conditions under which human beings create the world, and her examination of thinking as an antidote to totalitarianism, make her thought ever more relevant as the 21st century unfolds. Slides ...
Being and Empathy: Edith Stein's Philosophy

Being and Empathy: Edith Stein's Philosophy

In writing that “Empathy is the experience of foreign consciousness … irrespective of the subject whose consciousness is experienced [including God]”, Edith Stein opened the way for a ‘phenomenology’ of God.
Beyond the Human

Beyond the Human

The fields of synthetic biology and artificial life are merging with artificial intelligence technologies to put our understanding of what it is to be human in doubt, urging us to think ‘beyond the human’. Seminar Slides SOME SUGGESTED REA...

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Slides from seminar series at City Lit, London November-December 2019 ...

Buddhist Philosophy: An Introduction

Slides and links to accompany the course 'Buddhist Philosophy: An Introduction' SLIDES The Buddha as an idea and an ideal Suffering Persons   Buddhist Metaphysics   Buddhist Philosophers:...

Chinese Philosophy: An Introduction

Situating Chinese Philosophy  Whiteboard Notes 12 January 2017   Slides: Chinese Philosophy - a brief introduction (15 October 2016)  next page: Confucian Though t Confucian Thinking   Whiteboard Notes 19 January 2...

Existentialism & Culture

Slides for 'Existentialism & Culture ' seminars on 3, 10 & 17 August 2017 at City Lit , London.        

Existentialism and the Arts

                      

Greek Philosophy 1: The Presocratics

Fragments Cosmology: Anaximander & Anaximenes, Pythagoras & Philolaus     Theology, Metaphysics: Xenophanes, Heraclitus     Metaphysics: Parmenides, Zeno of Elea, Melissus   ...

Hellenistic Schools of Thought

From around the 3rd century BC to 1st century AD, 'Hellenistic' Philosophy marks the transition from Greek to Roman thought and is broadly ethical in outlook seeking to answers questions about the human condition and the best ways to live. SLIDES ......
Hoodlum Science

Hoodlum Science

“ ... science is the ultimate pornography.”  Boredom, violence, technology, apocalypse, perversion, and science fuse together in Ballard’s writings providing an internal description of the contemporary world that is dangerous, sublime and rich i...

Japanese Philosophy: An Introduction

  Philosophy|Japan: Sacralization of the Everyday   next page: Buddhist Perspectives Buddhist Perspectives       next page: Shinto & Kokugaku (Native Studies) Perspectives Shinto & Kokugaku...

Kierkegaard and the possibility of God

God forms an almost absent background to Kierkegaard’s philosophy. Does he – or any of us – need God in order to have faith? Slides for seminar at City Lit , London June 2019

Kyoto School: An Introduction

The 'Kyoto School' is a loose label for a group of 20th Century Japanese philosophers who following in the wake of Kitaro Nishida sought to reconcile Western and Asian philosophical, intellectual and religious traditions. In so doing they inaugurated...

Machiavelli & the importance of realpolitik

1: The Prince 2: The Discourses 3: Powers & Interests 4: Social Order?
Neo-Platonism: An Introduction

Neo-Platonism: An Introduction

“THE ONE is all things and no one of them; the source of all things is not all things; all things are its possession … ” - Ennead 5 Tractate 2.1 Neo-Platonism arose primarily from the work of Plotinus (204 – 270 AD) under the influence of Plato’s...

Philosophy of Technology

These pages contain slides for my introductory course on the Philosophy of Technology ...