The new term has begun at the Institute of St John in London!

This autumn term 2017, we will spend our Tuesday morning sessions (10am-12noon) looking at the development of Hellenistic thought after Aristotle: Epicurus, the Stoics, Plotinus – who influences are still felt in the ethical patterns of thought of our modern era.  In the afternoons (from 12.45-1.45pm) Br Micheal Paul will give a theological commentary on the Book of Revelation.  Next year we plan to offer a course dedicated to an introduction to realist philosophy, with Br Philip Thomas.

It is not too late to join us: here are the subject headings for this terms classes:

Sept 19th: Historical introduction to the different Hellenistic schools after Aristotle
Sept 26th:  Epicurean physics and the atomist theories
Oct 3rd:  Epicurean ethics
Oct 10th: Stoic logic and epistemology
Oct 17th: Stoic ethics
Oct 24th: Half term break
Oct 31st: The great Stoic philophers
Nov 7th: Plotinus on the One and the soul
Nov 14th: Plotinus on matter and evil
Nov 21st: Plotinus and Christian theology
Nov 28th: Course review
Dec 5th: Exams

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