The next meeting of the Different Class Philosophy of Education reading group will take place on the evening of Wednesday 9th May.
We will be looking at Augustine’s Confessions (Books V-VIII). Tacitly criticising Plato’s conception of education and the need for a master, Augustine develops a very modern conception of the will (and addiction) whose influence can still be seen in today’s self-help and therapy industries. The centrality of reading in his intellectual and practical struggles marks this out as a key text for thinking about learning.
Venue: The Wheatsheaf, Rathbone Place, London.