PHILOSOPHY OF EXISTENCE (A Mini-Primer)

Commencement date: 11 October 2019

Day and Time: Friday 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Class Size: Min 5 Max 15

Course Duration: 2 sessions

Venue: Apex House, 3 Gollan Street Ulverstone

Tutor: Gary Kane

Outline of course: A short introduction to the philosophy of existence based on lectures delivered by Karl Jaspers, “father of existentialism”, in 1937 after his dismissal from Frankfurt University. Themes include philosophy and its relationship with religion and science; its concerns with the human situation; the importance of rationality and communication to philosophy and the nature of human reality and freedom.

Course requirements: Notebook and pen