Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Dept.
WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?
This course assumes no prior knowledge of the study of philosophy, and seeks to
introduce students to the most important questions and philosophers of the history
of philosophy. The course also takes a practical and contemporary approach,
looking at how philosophical ideas become developed in everyday life and through
the arts, especially in cinema. In term 1, we will be particularly focused on the
transition from early and later Greek thought to Medieval Philosophy (Christian,
Islamic and Judaic traditions). In term 2, we will look at some examples of contemporary philosophy through the lens of existential thought’.
There is no one set text for this term but the following texts may be useful to
Term 1 Starts Tuesday 29th January 2019 7:30-9:30pm 10 weeks €105
Term 2 Starts Tuesday 9th April 2019 7:30-9:30pm 8 weeks €85
About the Tutor: Dr. Jones Irwin