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PHILOSOPHICAL CONVERSATIONS

What is education?

What are we doing when we educate our children? How do we know what we should be teaching them and how we should teach it? What is more important, the interests of the pupils or the interests of the society in which they will have to live? How might these interests be in conflict with each other? How do we know that the interests of society today will be the same as those of society when our present children leave school?

Date Sat 7th March
Tutor Mike Radford  
Time 9.30am to 12.00pm  
Ref 2632  
Fees £15  
   

   
PHILOSOPHICAL CONVERSATIONS

Irrationality in Human Life.

Some have argued that our capacity for rational thought is what defines us as human beings. Our ability to give reasons for our actions and beliefs is what enables us to live amicably together. But what are the limits of rational belief and action? When are our actions necessarily irrational? What is the role of irrationality in our lives?

Date Sat 21st March
Tutor Mike Radford  
Time 9.30am to 12.00pm  
Ref 2633  
Fees £15  
   

   
PHILOSOPHICAL CONVERSATIONS

What's the good of philosophy?

Philosophy means 'lover of wisdom' .... Philo sophia but does Philosophy make one wise?  Philosophers are often seen as having their heads in the clouds or quibbling over the meanings of words. The central questions of philosophy were first asked about 2,500 years ago and are still being asked now, so one might ask why philosophers have not found the answers.  Philosophy it may be argued is a process of helping us to think clearly but think about what?

Date Sat 25th April
Tutor Mike Radford  
Time 9.30am to 12.00pm  
Ref 2827  
Fees £15