Philosophy and Everyday Life

In our culture, solutions to life’s challenges range from coffee with a friend to seeing a therapist. Three thousand years before clinical therapy ever existed, people turned to philosophy. It was a call to think clearly about the relationship between our beliefs and our emotions. Or as Socrates asked: "How should we live our lives?" In this fun, discussion-based class, we won’t devote time to studying the works of dead philosophers. Instead, we’ll strive to take on the philosopher’s role ourselves by making a coherent map of what we know (and don't know). We’ll explore our values while discovering tools to better handle difficulties and solve problems in our own daily lives. Bring your brain and a pen! See Textbook and Supply List for textbook information.

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  • Jan 28, 2020 to Feb 25, 2020
  • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Session(s): 5; Tuesday
  • Location : CC Bldg, Room 3349
    9600 College Way N,Seattle,98103

  • Fee: $135
  • Item #: 7138
  • A $2 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Exact cash only. Bring your brain and a pen!
    Textbook: The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton; available used online.
  • Winter 2020

Richard is an engaging instructor with a vast depth of knowledge.

- Stephanie