Philosophy and Economics
This Spring in Cambridge and Peterborough
· Mindful Philosophy
· Plato study
No special qualifications are required, just a willingness to have a go at whatever is heard and understood. However, those versed in academic philosophy can also find this practical approach to living philosophically very interesting. Students are asked each week to try out for themselves the concepts presented and to discuss them the following week. Each session evolves according to the questions of the students
In Cambridge an introductory course is not available this term but watch this space for future terms.
These are discussions in NON – DUAL or MINDFULNESS-based philosophy, which are wholly life affirming and entirely practical and holistic.
If you find yourself agreeing to the following, this could be for you!
• My life needs more inner peace and joy.
• I do consider myself to be “spiritual” – at least to the extent that there’s more to me than my body.
• I want to live in a loving, caring and inclusive world.
Meditation is offered, together with various meditative and mindful exercises
The Peterborough foundation course in Practical Philosophy is divided into three themed 10 week foundation terms each year. It is on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:30. Starting 16th January.
Autumn – Philosophy and Reason
Spring – Philosophy of Happiness
Summer – Philosophy and Love
The aim is to develop our sense of perspective and to experience directly philosophy’s richness and practical value in making daily life awesome, expanding our appreciation of ourselves and enjoyment of the world around us.
There is no attempt to cover all philosophical systems, but there is plenty for anyone interested in the big questions of life and the world around us. Each weekly session lasts about two and a half hours, including a break for refreshment.
SATURDAY MORNING ECONOMICS IN
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Location is a very important element of the factor of production known to economists as ‘land’. But the significance of land has long been overlooked by the economics profession. The deep-seated problems of our current economic arrangements owe much to this oversight . This six week series of talks and discussion will explore how this has come about and why ‘land’ needs to be reinstated at the heart of economic policy, even in today’s highly digitised economy, if justice is to prevail in our economic arrangements. .
No previous knowledge of economics is necessary.
Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm from 19th January to 9th March (excluding 2nd February and 2nd March)
Cost £40 . Enrolment on first session attended.
Individual sessions £7.50
Plato Study Group
We meet informally at the Orchard Tea Gardens at Grantchester on Tuesdays afternoons, from 2.30-4.00 pm. We will be studying one of the dialogues of Plato, who has been called the ‘father of western philosophy’. Anybody is welcome to join us. No previous acquaintance with Plato is necessary. There is no charge although people are encouraged to purchase refreshments at the Orchard.
The first meeting next term will be on 16th January 2017
If you are interested in joining, please contact
John De Val at