Course title:
Neither gods nor masters
Chad Goodwin
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Date Times Hours
Tue 22 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 01 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 08 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 15 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Tue 22 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Tue 22 Feb 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue 01 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue 08 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue 15 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue 22 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Kings Centre
King Street
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£45.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Just an open mind and an interest in getting stuck into useful discussions!
Course aim:
We shall be considering a wide range of challenging and provocative ideas that are summed up by the title of this course, and cover aspects of principally anarchist thinking, and the principles of forethought.
Course description:
The title represents a popular phrase, used mainly by promoters of anarchist ideas. Appropriately, there is a lively debate about its origin! Both anarchism, and atheism / deism are frequently portrayed as threatening forms of idealism. But this simplistic view does little to to truly convey the extraordinary depth of thinking behind "libertarianism". Both the political left, and the right lay claim to libertarian principles, and that difficulty will be discussed - in depth! In many ways, several of these ideas are a continuation of 18th century Enlightenment thinking - that what is important is developing self-belief in one's ability to make informed decisions and judgments, rather than just blindly accepting the beliefs of others. Individual liberty, the self, the church, the state, political systems ....... all of the relationships between these aspects of civil society will be examined, and discussed.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. have a greater understanding of libertarian ideas
2. decide whether or not libertarian attitudes are, essentially, just self-serving
3. question whether the purpose of revolution is "to instruct, not to destroy"
4. discuss, in a spirit of self-confidence, the issues raised
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