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15. Becoming a Philosopher

Patrick Quinn

PATRICK QUINN: PhD, has taught in third-level and adult education for more than 30 years with extensive publications in philosophy and education and a series of programmes on these topics on RTE radio and television.

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2 Oct.-13 Nov. 10.30-12.00 noon

Patrick Quinn

This module will examine why some men and women became philosophers by examining the reasons given by the following thinkers: Plato who rejected political life for philosophy, Boethius who was inspired by Lady Philosophy, Marjorie Greene trying to understand her profession, Ludwig Wittgenstein who moved from engineering to philosophy, Bryan Magee who was a philosopher from childhood and Mary Midgley through reading philosophy while at school. Handouts will be given and participants encouraged to ask questions and make comments as part of the learning process. €65 (6 weeks)

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