AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

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 

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WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND STRUCTURE

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on ‘Setting’ and ‘Structure’, Darren will provide you with short stories 

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TALK & TEA: THE PHILOSOPHY OF HAPPINESS

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

One in a series of lectures by our Philosophy Tutor Darren for anyone who would like to enrich their lives by hearing a philosophical perspective on various topics. What is happiness?  Is it nothing more than feeling good, which underpins the philosophy of utilitarianism?  Is it merely the temporary cessation of suffering?  Or is it 

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FREEDOM, FRANCHISE AND FEMININITY IN VIRGINIA WOOLF

What is Freedom?  Is Freedom having a ‘room of one’s own’?  Are there several forms of Freedom?  Is ‘Political Freedom’ and franchise the most important?  Using Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway, as well as her essay A Room of One’s Own, this course will explore the concepts of Freedom, Franchise and Femininity.   Darren Harper (Cumbria 

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