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A YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO THE MODERN WORLD #caveacademy

An Introduction to Thinking

8 Weekly Seminars led by Dr Emre Kazim (King’s College London) 

Wednesdays 7-9pm / @Rumi’s Cave

Starts 12th October 2016 

Admission: 6.45pm

Class Starts:7pm

We are proud to announce the launch of #CaveAcademy – a seasonal program of events at Rumi’s Cave with an educational focus. This initiative was founded on the principle that those in power should not have a monopoly on knowledge; and so our aim is to empower people at a grassroots level.  

Our first season is entitled A YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO THE MODERN WORLD (An Introduction to Thinking) and will consist of 8 weekly classes led by Dr Emre Kazim who holds a PhD in Philosophy from Kings College London, where he also taught undergraduate students. 

The format of these classes will consist of 2 hour seminars every Wednesday evening from 7-9pm starting from October 12th 2016. There will be recommended reading available throughout to make the most of the sessions. Further details for each seminar are available below.

REGISTER:

Please register via  eventbrite here!

The fee for the whole course is £40 and there is a £10 discount available for students and unemployed upon application.  

8-week Programme Price (Adult): £40
8-week Programme Price (*Concession): £30

Session Price (Adult): £7
Session Price (*Concession): £5

Pay via eventbrite or on the door.

*students,disabled or unemployed

Seminar Details:

1 – ON THINKING (12/10/16) 

    – An intro to Logic, Belief and Revelation.  

    – Interrelation of reason and revelation.

    – Functions of Language: words, metaphor, allegory and poetry. 

    – Eschatology (teleological thinking). 

2 – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN? (19/10/16)

    – Defining the Human – vicegerent / rational animal. 

    – Kant and reason, Hegel and the socio-historical.

    – Essence and Existence.

    – Freedom and Determination. 

3 – SCIENCE & RELIGION (26/10/16) 

    – Reason and Experience. 

    – Science as Method. 

    – Science and Metaphysics.

4 – TRADITIONALISM (02/11/16)

    – What is a tradition?

    – On static and dynamic traditionalism.

    – Modern state and homogenisation.

    – Religion and Ideology.

5- MAKING AN ARGUMENT (09/11/16)

    – How to write an essay 

    – Structure

    – Problematisation

6 – RELIGION & MODERNITY (16/11/16)

    – Classical natural law vs. modern natural law

    – On Authority: Protestant Reformation 

    – Secularisation: disenchantment and industry

7 – RESPONDING TO THE TIMES (23/11/16)

    – On social development

    – Revolution and Reform

    – Identity and belonging

8) PRESENTATIONS & DEBATE (30/1116)

    – Student led session 

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