A residential creative writing course aimed at both the beginner and intermediate writer interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, the course offers uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In this particular course we will focus on Point of View and Character.
This course will focus on what the Stoics referred to as 'The Discipline of Desire', which explores what it is, and is not, proper to want. In considering the application of Stoicism to the modern world, we will explore such questions as 'What is in our power?' and 'How do we live according to Nature?'
The classical philosophy of the Islamic world is largely an attempt to reconcile the Hellenistic philosophy of Aristotle and Plotinus with the doctrines of the Qur'an. We will trace the evolution of Islamic thought beginning with it's founders, al Kindi and al Farabi, before exploring Ibn Sina and the Mind/Body problem, Ibn Rushd's argument that