Programme

Programme – The Seven E’s of Philosophical Engagement
Each module gives the philosophical background on the topic, identifies the important concepts, and
is followed by a group discussion and small group practice.

Day 1

~ Continental Breakfast ~

9:00 – 10:30            Module 1A: Escape
                                        The Social Construction: how it supports, how it binds, how to loosen

 ~ Mid-morning break – 15 minutes ~

10:45 – 12:15          Module 1B: Examine
                                         Concepts and Generalizations: words – handles and handcuffs

 ~ Lunch break — 90 minutes ~

1:45- 3:15                 Module 1C: Explain
                                        Levels of Explanation and Paradoxes: lining it up and keeping it all straight

 ~ Mid-afternoon break– 15 minutes ~

3:30 – 5:00               Module 1D: Errors
                                        Category Errors: apples and oranges juice differently

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Day 2

~ Continental Breakfast ~

9:00 – 10:30           Module 2A: Encounters
                                        Content and Relationship: being right and still failing – How’s that?

~ Mid-morning break – 15 minutes ~

10:45 – 12:15          Module 2B: Emotions
                                         Emotions and Values: built-in radar that runs both ways

 ~ Lunch break — 90 minutes ~

1:45- 3:15                 Module 2C: Explicit
                                        Take no Offence and Stoicism: making meaning – making choices

~ Mid-afternoon break– 15 minutes ~

3:30 – 5:00               Module 2D: Applying the existential toolkit
                                         Review and Comprehensive Example: peripatetic encounters – class choice