637 TUTOR: Darren Harper (BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing, PGCE)
Stoicism is often misunderstood as languishing through life without complaint, yet it is so much more. It is a whole system designed to help us with the daily vicissitudes of life. In this course, we will see how thinkers such as Seneca and Marcus Aurelius confronted one of the key questions of the ancient world, 'How should we live?' and supplied us with pragmatic ways in which to flourish.
Introduction to Stoicism and 'Good, Bad and Indifferent'.
What is in our Power
Live Simply and Live According to Nature
Universal Nature, God and Fate
Living in Society and conclusion.
Darren is an adult education tutor who teaches philosophy, literature and creative writing. He holds a first class honours degree in English & Creative Writing as well as a PGCE in Lifelong Learning. His teaching takes him around different parts of the UK, including residential colleges such as Higham Hall in the Lake District, Dillington House in Somerset and Knuston Hall in Northamptonshire. He also offers a range of on-line courses at his website darrenharper.net. He is currently writing his first philosophy book, Encounters and Reflections: An Introduction to Philosophy, which was published in autumn 2021.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM