Our course consists of five of 10 weeks that present the most prominent fields of philosophy. History of Philosophy, Ethics, Epistemology, Aesthetics and Metaphysics. The only prerequisite for the first cycle is personal will expressed through writing by answering two questions: What is Philosophy? and Why do you want to study Philosophy?
This course was designed for students who come from another subject and want to learn Philosophy at an amateur level. It was made to offer you a wide
overview of the general history and ideas of five key fields / branches of the discipline: History of Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics, Epistemology, and Metaphysics.
In essence, it will teach people who choose to delve into one area of Philosophy the kinds of basic things they are expected to know about the other areas;
as well as providing an appreciation of the interconnected and systematic nature of Philosophy as a whole.
There will be a ten week cycle dedicated to each of these five areas. Additionally, students will receive training and preparation in applied philosophy, philosophical writing, philosophical debate, and philosophical / practical writing, as well as philosophy in popular culture.
1. History of Philosophy
Week 0. Welcome to Mindshop
Week 1. Fear to the Unknown
Week 2. The First Philosopher
Week 3.Immutable Change
Week 4. Socrates, The Vagabond
Week 5. Socrates, The Gadfly of Athens
Week 6. Plato, The Aristocrat
Week 7. Plato, The Scholar
Week 8. Aristotle, A Man
Week 9. Aristotle, The Philosopher
Week 10. The Philosopher-King
Week 0. Welcome to Ethics
Week 1.0. Introduction to Ethics – The Forest
Week 2.0. Epicurus and death – The End
Week 3.0. Tomás de Aquino – The Friar
Week 4.0. David Hume – The Passions
Week 5.0. Immanuel Kant – The Idealist
Week 6.0. Karl Marx – The Revolutionist
Week 7.0. Friedrich Nietzsche – The Death of God
Week 8.0. Ayn Rand – The Collective
Week 9.0. Simone de Boiveur – The Existentialist
Week 10.0. Derek Parfit – The Ethicist
Week 11.0. Peter Singer – The Liberation of Animals
* To take the 2. Ethics Cycle it is necessary to first take the 1. History of Philosophy Cycle.