Seminar: Introduction to Philosophical Thinking

What is philosophy?  Is it something we study—as subject, like biology or literature?  Is it something each of us has, individually—as in, “my personal philosophy”?  Is it a relic of history?  An intellectual curiosity?  A means to impress at cocktail parties and on social media?

Or perhaps—as this seminar will attempt to demonstrate—philosophy is a way of thinking relatively easy to identify but very difficult to practice.  Mere description of the practice does not suffice for understanding it; one must, rather, engage in the practice itself.  This engagement requires discipline of the mind and the consistent willingness to pursue philosophy not merely as a hobby, but as a habit.  For those who have the will, this seminar will provide the means: namely through a schedule of carefully-selected readings and persistent dialogue—both in the seminar discussion sessions and through the Lyceum platform.  This incipient practice of philosophy will not make you a philosopher; but it will engender in those who seize it the germ of a true philosophical habit. [Continue reading more in the Seminar Syllabus | Sign up below].

WHEN: every Saturday from 2:00-3:00PM ET for 8 weeks, starting 25 January 2020

WHERE: online, via the Continuum Lyceum Platform

COST: Registration for regular seminars is offered at a flat rate of $135 per person (inclusive of a $12 technology fee).  Professors and students receive discountsLyceum discounts also apply to these lowered rates.

Standard price Basic Lyceum Membership Advanced Lyceum Membership Premium Lyceum Membership
Standard $135 per seminar $87.75 for one seminar per year
$108 after
2 seminars included
$87.75 after
6 seminars included
$81 after
Professor $85 per seminar $55.25 for one seminar per year
$68 after
2 seminars included
$55.25 after
6 seminars included
$51 after
Student $60 per seminar $39 for one seminar per year
$48 after
2 seminars included
$39 after
6 seminars included
$36 after

 

If you would like to sign up–the first lecture and discussion session are FREE–fill out the form below.

 

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