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.
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