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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.)

Monday9:30 am – Noon & 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday9:30 am – Noon & 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday9:30 am – Noon & 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday10:00 am – 12:30 pm

SPRING TERM:  Philosophy Works, the Introductory Course, will start the week of April 11, 2016.  All other, ongoing classes will also start the week of April 11.

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 Spring Term, starting the week of April 11, there is no course fee, only a $10 administrative charge.  Classes are offered Monday – Friday evenings at 7:00 pm; mornings on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.  Online classes also available.

Students for Philosophy Works must select a specific day and time and may not vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.  Online registration for Philosophy Works (Introductory Course) will close on Friday, April 8, 2016.
View the Schedule and Register online for the Introductory Course – Philosophy Works – by clicking below.


FOUNDATION Courses are additional Philosophy Courses for those who wish to pursue practical philosophy further and have taken the introductory Philosophy Works course:
Note: The Foundation Courses are sequential and must be taken in the order listed below.

Philosophy 2:  Happiness
Fee: $90.00.  There is a 50% discount for full-time high school and college students.
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course.
Students for Philosophy 2 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.

Philosophy 3: Love
Fee: $90.00.  There is a 50% discount for full-time high school and college students.
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course and Philosophy 2.
Students for Philosophy 3 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.

Philosophy  4: Presence of Mind
Fee: $90.00.  There is a 50% discount for full-time high school and college students.
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course and Philosophy 2 and 3.
Students for Philosophy 4 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.

Philosophy 5: Freedom
Fee: $90.00.  There is a 50% discount for full-time high school and college students.
Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed the Introductory Course and Philosophy 2, 3 and 4.
Students for Philosophy 5 may vary their day or time of attendance from week to week.

CONTINUING PHILOSOPHY Courses (Beyond Philosophy 5)

Deadline, Guest, Refund and Course Sequence Policies:

                  • (Philosophy Works 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 no later than the end of the third week of the term in which you were enrolled and from which you are requesting the tuition be forwarded. This does not apply to the Philosophy Works Introductory Course administrative fee.