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Darren Harper – (Philosophy, Literature & Creative Writing)

http://www.darrenharper.net
  • adult education tutor for Cumbria in Philosophy & Literature
  • college teacher in English
  • currently undertaking an MA in Philosophy
Aims to promote a deeper engagement with art, literature, philosophy and the world, using a juxtaposition of high and low culture to make classes engaging, as well as thought provoking.
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING DARREN’S COURSES:
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“Great, just what I wanted. Super tutor.”
“I thought this was a wonderful course! The tutor was engaging, enthusiastic and thoroughly prepared…” “… (A) Life-enhancing weekend. So good to made made to think so deeply.”
“Really enjoyed this course, got me thinking and also made me read a genre that I had not tackled before. Thankyou.”
“A very stimulating and enjoyable course. Darren is a very engaging tutor who was well organised and constantly encouraging.”
“I’ve been meaning to develop my thinking skills and this helps me do just that. Darren makes it enjoyable and extremely worthwhile. I feel like I actually know something now, thanks.”
“Very enjoyable even though some of the concepts are challenging, Darren helped us to understand them properly.”
“A super stretch for my mind! Good to discuss and know others thoughts and opinions as well.”

Upcoming Courses

July 2017

WRITING FICTION (WEEKDAY)

July 25th at 18:30 to July 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials - enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Limited spaces. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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September 2017

PLUNDER POETRY: THE LAKELAND ROMANTICS

September 1st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* In the Lake District much of the greatest English poetry was created. The romantics allowed passion to overrule reason, held the self in higher regard than society and rediscovered the natural beauty of the landscape. Immerse yourself not only in their sublime poetry, but also in the locale which inspired them: the literary landscape of the Lakes. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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December 2017

RIGHT AND WRONG IN THE REAL WORLD (ETHICS)

December 1st at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The branch of philosophy that deals with right and wrong is known as ethics. We will examine various ethical theories and apply them to problems of the modern world. Our exploration of ethics will be aided by Aristotle, Plato, Kant as well as modern thinkers, such as Peter Singer. We will apply these theories to a range of issues including animal rights, discrimination and terrorism. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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January 2018

PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE

Friday January 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Lectures and debate on a selection of literature chosen for its incendiary philosophical ideas. Consider texts in context, delve into thought provoking passages, and question accepted ideas in society. Texts include: Kafka's The Trial, Herman Hesse's The Glass Bead Game and Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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February 2018

WRITING FICTION: DIALOGUE AND READING AS A WRITER

Friday February 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday February 19, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This is a residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers who are interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures on writing exercises and individual tutorials, the course offers uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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March 2018

HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? (EPISTEMOLOGY)

Friday March 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday March 18, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge is known as epistemology. Examine various epistemological theories, enjoying an exploration of philosophers such as Hume and Wittgenstein, as we attempt to answer the question of the title: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW? Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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