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An Introduction to Existentialism

13th January 2015 · 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 An Introduction to Existentialism

An Introduction to Existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre

A 5-session introductory course led by Nigel Warburton.

Teaching style: a mixture of lectures and discussion. No prior knowledge of philosophy assumed.

This course runs for 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning 13th January 2015 (13th, 20th, 27th January, and 3rd and 10th February)

The course will run from 6.30pm – 8pm (doors open from 6.15pm) in the Bertrand Russell room (apart from 2oth Jan, which is in the Brockway Room).

The price for the 5-session course is £85 payable in advance via Paypal using the buttons below. (Concessions – full time students, unemployed, and those who have attend previous courses I’ve run: £70 – use drop down menu on Paypal button).

This is an introductory course examining some key existentialist thinkers’ work. We’ll be looking at Fear and Trembling and Either/Or by the Danish 19th-century thinker Søren Kierkegaard, selections from the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, including The Birth of Tragedy, and The Genealogy of Morals, and Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism is a Humanism and parts of his Being and Nothingness. No prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed or necessary. I’ll make suggestions for further reading/listening after each session.

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