Tuesday, June 16, 2015

‘Summer studies in practical philosophy’

Summer is near, but the learning doesn’t stop at The School of Practical Philosophy. Its New York City location offers several interesting and affordable opportunities to enjoy what it does, namely putting the key concepts of wisdom into students’ hands for daily application in life. It’s not just sitting around talking—although it begins there—but it is intended to help the participant to organize his mind.

The school is located at 12 East 79th Street in Manhattan. From the publicity:

Education of the Soul:
The Value of a Philosophic Education
With Mr. Howard Schott
Wednesday, July 29
7 p.m.

What might it mean to get an education founded in philosophy? When we consider the way in which each of us was educated, did philosophic inquiry play a part? What are the results of having philosophy absent from the schools?

Consider these questions:

  • Do we believe that life is ultimately fair? Will a wicked person surely suffer, at least in the long run? If not, why should anyone try to be good?
  • Have we ever made a decision that we know was entirely our own and no one’s responsibility but ours?
  • Songs and plays say “Life is a dream.” Is the statement true? Are we really awake or are we dreaming?
  • Expanding the view, do such questions have any relevance to the way in which we educate our youth? What philosophic basis, if any, should be made available to the young when faced with finding answers to questions like these?

Join us to explore the part that philosophy can play in the education of the whole human being.

Admission is $25. Tickets can be purchased here or at the Registration Office on the first floor. Light refreshments will be served.

Summer Stories Program
The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
With Muriel Rukeyser

Mondays: July 13, 20, and 27
Wednesdays: August 26 and September 2
7 p.m.

Please join us for Stories to Light the Way, a series of summer evenings filled with tales of the great masters that provide humor, direction, and good company for the journey.

Admission: $15, which includes light refreshments. Friends and family are welcome. Tickets can be purchased here or at the Registration Office on the first floor.

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