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This course will explore some examples of interdependent thought in indigenous and Celtic peoples, Zen Buddhism, Hinduism and the writings of Irish philosopher John Moriarty. Classes will be largely discussion based and involve applying newly learned ideas to real world examples. Upon completion participants will have acquired both a grounded appreciation of interdependence and the ability to argue for this view within their respective areas of interest and concern.
Classes will be delivered online on Wednesdays 7-9 pm for eight weeks from 28 September to 16 November, 2022.
Online via Microsoft Teams
- Origins of Separation (Genesis, Plato, Rationalism, Reductionism)
- Consequences of Separation
- (Disconnection from nature and animistic/naturalistic vision. Commodification and destruction of nature and the ‘us v. them’ paradigm)
- Interdependence in Indigenous Thought (Aboriginal myth, Lakota tribe, Celtic wisdom)
- Reality as Illusion (Hindu parables, Zen Buddhist insight wisdom)
- Interconnection with Nature (John Moriarty : “The will to independent, separate existence is what ails us.”)
- Applying the Principles of Interdependence (Ecology/Environmentalism. Societal and international conflicts)
Kevin J. Power received a PhD in Philosophy from University College Cork in 2015, and have lectured in philosophy of mind and consciousness studies, applied and environmental ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of death and dying. Kevin currently researching the Kerry-born philosopher John Moriarty, and his writings are accessible via www.innerchapter.com
Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.
Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.
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