Courses/Seminars …

Indian Philosophy in a Nutshell

From mysticism to materialism, Indian philosophy is as diverse as its European counterpart, covering a wide range of thought about the nature of reality and with a distinctive concern for human spiritual liberation. 07 — 28 Feb ‘22

The philosophy of Hannah Arendt: where are we when we think?

“ … the thinking activity belongs among those energeiai [activities] which, like flute-playing, have their ends within themselves and leave no tangible outside end product in the world we inhabit.” 12 — 19 Feb ‘22

Chinese Buddhist Philosophy in a Nutshell

“Every blade of grass, tree, pebble, and particle of dust is perfectly endowed with buddha nature … ” — Zhanran   “If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha … ” — Linji 07 — 28 Mar ‘22

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men: Totalitarianism and the State

A society planned through a rational state was supposed to abolish tyranny, poverty and injustice but instead laid the foundations for 20th century totalitarianisms, what went wrong?   06 May- 29 July ‘22

Wisdom in Zen, Daoism, and Western Philosophy

The great philosophical traditions of Europe and East Asia seek to embody wisdom in the figure of the sage but how do their conceptions of what it is to be a sage differ?   09 May — 25 July ‘22

The oneness of time and being: explore the Zen philosophy of Eihei Dogen

Life is not coming, not going, not present, not becoming. … life is the manifestation of the whole works, death is the manifestation of the whole works.” — Dogen   04 — 11 June ‘22

Religion and nothingness: the Kyoto School

Thinking of God as ‘Absolute’ and as ‘Nothing’ is key to the inter-faith dialogue of Zen Buddhism and Christian theology promoted by Kyoto School thinkers Nishida and Nishitani. In what sense is God ‘Nothing’? 07 — 28 July ‘22

Heraclitus and the Philosophy of Change

“The world, the same for all, neither any god nor any man made; but it was always and is and will be, fire ever-living, kindling in measures and being extinguished in measures …” — Heraclitus 30 July ‘22

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