This course is designed for the philosophically inclined student seeking new ways of seeing, thinking, and being. We will explore concepts and texts you may not have been introduced to before–with the intention of challenging our existing understanding of the nature/fabric/structure of this world.
Four distinct units will be covered with the following themes:
Perennial Philosophy, via Returning to the Essential by Jean Bies (a poetic philosopher)
The Objective, presented through Robbe-Grillet’s novel, Jealousy
Food of the Gods, by Terrence McKenna (ethnobotanist and author)
Understanding Zero as presented through Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife