Vita online Learning and Education devised course
Of all the places you could be, of all the web pages you could be looking at, why this one?
Socrates (469 – 399 BC) said: ‘The unexamined life is not worth living’. At some time, who hasn’t asked: Why am I here? Why am I here, now?
Down the ages, questions like these have led men and women to search and search. A few seem to have found, if not all the answers, then ways of tackling such questions that helped them to enjoy richer, less stressful and more useful lives.
This course of ten modules, called Philosophy, looks to some of the great philosophical traditions for direction and inspiration. Among subjects explored are: Consciousness; Wisdom; Peace; Life in the Present; Injustice; Being Yourself.
What does the course cover?
The course draws on some of the world’s great philosophic teachings. Topics include
The nature of wisdom
Self-discovery and self-knowledge
Different levels of awareness and wakefulness
The power of mindfulness and the present moment
What it means to live justly
The nature of beauty
The light of reason
The nature of energy and how best to use energy
Finding unity in diversity
The desire for truth
There is no attempt to cover all philosophical systems, but there is plenty for anyone interested in the big questions of life and the world around us. The course includes ideas put forward by Socrates, Plato, Confucius, the Bible, Buddha, Epicurus, Emerson, Vivekananda and Maharaja Shri Shantananda Saraswati, a modern exponent of the philosophy of unity or Advaita.
The ten module synopsis is as follows:
Module 1. Why study philosophy? Philosophy and wisdom. The nature of wisdom. The wisdom within.
Module 2. Self discovery, Self knowledge. Who or what am I? What is my potential? How may I realise that potential?
Module 3. Different levels of awareness. What is our usual state of awareness? Are there greater levels of awareness? If so, how may we gain access to them?
Module 4. Living in the present moment, the now. Mindfulness. What is the potential of the present moment? The relationship between attention and the present moment.
Module 5. What is justice and what is injustice? What does it mean to live justly, under the guidance of wisdom? Plato’s views.
Module 6. How to understand and use energy well and avoid misusing it.
Module 7. The light of reason. How can reason enrich our lives and the lives of those around us? Two practical exercises.
Module 8. What is beauty? What is its purpose? Where does it come from? Is there such a think as absolute beauty? Plato’s views.
Module 9. Finding unity in diversity, the common thread of life. What is the effect of being separated from unity?
Module 10.How does the desire for truth show itself? How may truth be sought?
Cost for class room based course is £549
Distance learning £199
On completion of the course you receive a certificate from Vita online Learning and Education
We pride ourselves on providing top-quality trainings. The requirements for certification are covered at the start of each course.
We have specially designed the certification process so that you leave the course knowing you have an excellent understanding of Philosophy .Whilst we will do everything possible to assist you in meeting our required standards, not every student meets our standards. So when you have our certificate, you know you’ve earned it!
If you have any questions about certification standards, just contact us.
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