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Introduction to Practical Philosophy

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The School of Philosophy, Melbourne is hosting an enlightening 10-week introductory course starting this September, which explores the meaning of wisdom, truth, consciousness, the real nature of Humanity and what inhibits its development.

Presented in branches in Melbourne City, Hawthorn, Croydon, Geelong and Ballarat, the curriculum draws on the great philosophic ideas of both East and West, past and present, which, when put into practice, lead to clear thought, reduction of stress, and effective action in work, study and every aspect of everyday life.

The course is suitable for all, regardless of one's education, age, race, political or religious beliefs. No previous knowledge of the subject is necessary.


"The course was fascinating. It provided a different context, a different lens through which to see life" Anna - Student.

The classes are held in a friendly and inviting atmosphere and a range of topics will be discussed over the 10 weeks, including:

  • Practical Philosophy: the love and application of wisdom.

  • How to act wisely in all situations.

  • The principles of self-knowledge.

  • The importance of observation.

  • The difference between knowledge and information.

  • Raising the levels of awareness. The spirit of enquiry.

  • Realising our limitless potential.

  • The nature of justice and injustice. Transcending fear.

  • Developing and expanding reason.

  • Experiencing deeper levels of being through stillness.

  • Waking up out of dreams. Seeing beyond appearances.

  • What is Absolute beauty? Discriminating between the eternal and the changing.

  • In truth, who am I? The nature of the body, mind and heart.

  • How to develop and strengthen the power of attention.

  • Identification with the changing, and its effects.

  • Remembering the unchanging observer and understanding the four states of attention.

  • Rising above the mechanicalness of everyday living.

  • Discovering true freedom.

  • Living in the present. Is there an unchanging I?

  • Improving efficiency and increasing energy.

  • The three states of love. The three types of speech.

  • Using attention in the proper way.

  • What is truth itself? The way ahead.

    Classes normally last between 2 and 2 hours.

    If you are interested in attending the upcoming spring term from September 17th to November 19th, please secure your place today at

    The fee is $250 for a 10 Week Course, $200 for Concession and $60 for Full-time students.

    If you would like to find out more at The School of Philosophy, Melbourne and their range of courses, please visit

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