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Philosophy Works - A 10 week Introductory Course
School of Practical Philosophy
12 East 79th Street, New York City
(between 5th & Madison Ave; walk from #6 train at 77th St.)
Monday:  9:30 am - Noon & 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday:  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday:  9:30 am - Noon & 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday:  9:30 am - Noon & 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday:  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

AUTUMN TERM:  All classes, including the Introductory Course, will start the week of September 14, 2015.

The aim of philosophy is to set people free: free from pressure and free from worry, free to grow, free to be themselves, and free to be happy. This ten session course, Philosophy Works, looks at life and its meaning, the world and its causes. It considers what holds us back and what sets us free. Based on the classic philosophies of East and West, it invites students to see life as a testing ground for applying the words of the wise to daily living through practical exercises.

For the Autumn Term, starting the week of September 14, there is no course fee, only a $10 administrative charge.  Classes offered Monday - Friday at 7:00 pm; mornings Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.  Online classes also available.

You may register here for the Introductory Course.  Students for the Introductory Courses must select a specific day and time and may not vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.  Online registration for the Introductory Course will close on Friday, September 11. 

All NYC classes are being held at:
School of Practical Philosophy
12 East 79th Street, New York, NY

Additional Philosophy Courses for those who have taken the introductory course:
PLEASE NOTE: THE COURSES BELOW MUST BE TAKEN IN THE ORDER LISTED.

Philosophy Part 2:  Happiness
Monday (starting September 14th):  
9:30 am - Noon & 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday (starting September 16th):  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday (starting September 19th):  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $90.00
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course.
You may register here for NYC Part 2.
Students for Part 2 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.  There is a 50% discount for full-time high school and college students.

Philosophy Part 3
Monday (starting September 14th):  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday (starting September 16th):  
9:30 am - Noon & 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday (starting September 19th):  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $90.00
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course and Part 2.  You may register here for NYC Part 3.  
Students for Part 3 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.

Philosophy Part 4
Monday (staring September 14th):  
9:30 am - Noon
Wednesday (starting September 16th):  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fee: $90.00
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course and Parts 2 and 3. You may register here for NYC Part 4.  
Students for Part 4 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.

Philosophy Part 5
Monday (starting September 14th):  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday (starting September 17th):  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fee: $90.00
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course and Parts 2, 3 and 4.  You may register here for NYC Part 5.
Students for Part 5 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.


Registration for Courses Beyond Part 5

I-1Monday (starting September 14th): 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday (starting September 16th):  9:30 am - Noon
Thursday (starting September 17th):  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
I-3 - Wednesday (starting September 16th) at 7:00 pm
I-4
Wednesday (starting September 16th) at 7:00 pm
I-5 - Saturday (starting September 19th) at 7:00 pm
I-6 - Thursday (starting September 17th) at 7:00 pm

N-N - Thursday (starting September 17th) at 7:00 pm
N-F - Friday (starting September 18th) at 7:00 pm


M-MH - Thursday (starting September 17th) at 7:00 pm
M-DC - Tuesday (starting September 15th) at 6:45 pm
M-EC - Tuesday (starting September 15th) at 6:45 pm

You may register here for NYC Additional Philosophy Courses

Deadline, Guest, Refund and Course Sequence Policies:

    • (Introductory Course only) In view of the nominal pricing, there will be no refund or transfer of the $10 administrative fee.  
    • Withdrawal/refunds Courses 2 and beyond:  if a written request to withdraw is received before Opening Day at the beginning of each term, a refund less a 20% registration fee will be granted.  Refunds will be made within 45 days of receipt of the written request; there are no refunds thereafter.
    • We regret that guests are not permitted.
    • Registration must be made online (not in-person or by phone).
    • Tuition Forward Policy:  If for personal reasons you are unable to complete the course after a few sessions (specifically, by the end of Week 3), you are entitled to a free retake of the whole course during the following term.  Notice needs to be given to the Registration Team in writing. This does not apply to the Introductory Course administrative fee.
    • There is a prerequisite for all classes except the Introductory Course and a set progression from class to class which includes not repeating classes which have been completed without permission.  For a full list of these policies, please click here or go to www.philosophyworks.org/policies.

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