Philosophy Courses

Spring Term

Philosophy Works!

This is our Introductory Course. This is a course in practical philosophy that can be used in everyday life.  It is not a solely academic course. This introductory course concentrates on the nature of wisdom and how it may be possible to live wisely. It is part of a foundation course of philosophy which will also cover “Happiness” and “Love”. These three, Wisdom, Happiness and Love, are central to human life and are thus important subjects for philosophic inquiry. 

A mindfulness exercise is introduced.  The class is interactive and the spirit of inquiry and discussion frame the culture and tone of the group.

Dates: April 12 to June 16, 2022 and April 16 to June 18, 2022 and April 17 to June 19, 2022

Choose either:

Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST (Online Zoom Conference)

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST (In-person at 29 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON)

Duration: 10 Weeks

Regular Fee: $100.00

Special Fee: $50.00

Prerequisite: None

Philosophy & Happiness

Having investigated wisdom that resides in each one of us, this course explores the nature of true happiness.  We all know what it is to be happy, but what makes it so elusive sometimes?

This term, we will explore and investigate the true nature of happiness, how it can be fully experienced and how it is lost, as well as the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness.  As we work through this exciting topic, we will encounter ideas that challenge whether or not happiness is natural and whether it is permanent or transient. 

We shall investigate “The Platonic Goods” that lead to happiness and the interpretation of these by Marsilio Ficino.  Lao Tzu’s ideas on finding one’s inner equilibrium and Patanjali’s thoughts on contentment and the connection between happiness, work, and wisdom will keep us engaged for the duration of the course. 

Dates: April 16 to June 25, 2022

Saturdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Duration: 11 weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Bill Wolodarsky

Regular Fee: $180.00

Special Fee: $90.00

Prerequisite: Philosophy Works!

Philosophy & Love

Love is one of the most investigated topics in Western society, and yet we want to know more about it. This course builds on foundations established in the introductory course as it uncovers answers to the question: Is love universal or limited? 

Using the process of self-examination topics include but are not limited to: pure love expressed through the creation; the nature of love in overcoming all limits; and gratitude.

Participants reflect upon the unity of knowledge and the true meaning of work love made visible.  Discussions exemplify and reveal open-heartedness and the connection between law and love.  It’s a truly beautiful study.

Dates: April 14 to June 23, 2022

Thursdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Duration: 11 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Bob Douglas

Regular Fee: $180.00

Special Fee: $90.00

Prerequisite: None

The Way of Devotion

Course discussion topics include: The generosity and openness of true philosophy, the desire for universal freedom, the power of devotion, the power of combining knowledge with devotion, some writings of great men and women about devotion, observing the power of devotion in one’s life and more…

Dates: April 16 to June 25, 2022

Saturdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Duration: 11 weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Bob Douglas

Regular Fee: $180.00

Special Fee: $90.00

Prerequisite: Philosophy Works!