Philosophy: Ancient


Residential course

Darren Harper

16 October 2020 to 18 October 2020

From £233 Non-resident fee

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From the beginning of history, people have asked questions about the world and their place within it. For early societies, the answers to these fundamental questions were found in religion. Many of the ancient Greeks found traditional religious explanations inadequate and so philosophy was born. This course will examine some of the ideas of the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics.

Suggested reading: Apposite sections from The History of Philosophy by A.C. Grayling

Residential Fees From: £348.   Non Residential: £233

Tutor information

Darren Harper has a first class honours degree in English & Creative Writing, a PGCE and is currently working towards an MA in Philosophy. He has taught courses in Philosophy, Literature and Creative Writing at Higham Hall residential college in Cumbria, as well adult education classes in Carlisle.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.