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The Philosopher's Stone (online)

3 session course

2020-11-17 18:30:00 2020-11-17 20:00:00 Australia/Melbourne The Philosopher's Stone (online) Online

Tuesday, November 17
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-11-17 18:30:00 2020-11-17 20:00:00 Australia/Melbourne The Philosopher's Stone (online) Yarra Libraries in partnership with Melbourne School of Philosophy is once again delighted to offer a series of online philosophy talks for the Yarra Libraries’ community. Online

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Yarra Libraries in partnership with Melbourne School of Philosophy is once again delighted to offer a series of online philosophy talks for the Yarra Libraries’ community.

This time, join us to delve into the meaning and mystery of the elusive Philosopher’s Stone! Philosophy beginners and Harry Potter fans all welcome. 

Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder’.      (Socrates) 

To celebrate ‘World Philosophy Day’ an UNESCO initiative keenly supported by Yarra City Council, an series of interactive talks entitled ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ will be presented over three consecutive weeks. 

Yarra Libraries in partnership with Melbourne School of Philosophy is once again delighted to offer an on-line series of talks designed for people wondering about life’s bigger questions or are simply curious about Philosophy. What is it? How may philosophy be practical in everyday life?

Made famous by JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series; the Philosopher’s Stone is far older and more arcane than popular culture would have it.

In Western alchemy, the Philosopher’s Stone was sought for its supposed ability to transform base metals into precious ones, especially gold and silver. Alchemists also believed that an elixir of life could be derived from it.

Is there such a thing as the Philosopher’s Stone? If so, what is it? Why is it called a Philosopher’s Stone rather than an Alchemist’s?  We use philosophy itself to help pierce the mystery.

Using discussion and a simple contemplative approach this online course is available for those seeking to enrich daily life through inquiry and practice or simply to enjoy like-minded company. 

Admission is free.

Registrations required. For ages 17+. Email contact will be made prior to event start with event details.

If you have accessibility questions or requirements, please contact us at yarralibraries@yarracity.vic.gov.au or on 1300 695 427.

AGE GROUP: | Youth | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Public Lecture | Community | Adult Learning |

TAGS: | free short course | free philosophy |

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library


Hours
Mon, Nov 30 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Dec 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Wed, Dec 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Dec 03 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 04 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 05 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Dec 06 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library offers a range of programs and services to stimulate lifelong learning and creativity for adults, young people and children alike.

These include digital literacy programs, regular children’s storytime sessions, creative programs and events, including author talks, panel discussions, films and music performances as well as events in community languages.

The library has a range of flexible learning spaces, which can be used for quiet study or group discussions.

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