Is Philosophy Real?

Finding out how to think, and why
Mentored by Martin Schmandt

Artist, poet, teacher

Monday Friday Home Ed Group
Ashurstwood, RH19 3SD
For ages: 14 - 15
Standard £11.11/hr
Next date:Friday 27th May, 09:30 - 11:00

What we'll do

This is part one of a two-part offering. The whole course starts from Ancient Greek Philosophers and moves to contemporary currents of thought. We will examine what other brilliant minds have thought about reality and hone what we think about it. Themes include how what we see relates to what's really there, what we might mean by "really," first principles, the uses and limitations of logical thinking, how we can know what we know (epistemology), theoretical and practical ethics, objectivity and subjectivity, the relations of philosophy to science and to spirituality. Each 90-minute session includes an introduction to the theme, experiential learning, discussion and writing notes to document the learner's individual journey.

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


Martin has had a lifelong interest in exploring the interplay of different layers of reality, through study, contemplative observation, writing, making art, and living. He studied philosophy at Drake University and has 40 years of teaching experience in various disciplines. He is very involved with the home education community.

Learning aims

To recognise sound and unsound logic.

Is Philosophy Real? course mentored by Martin Schmandt
Is Philosophy Real? course mentored by Martin Schmandt
Is Philosophy Real? course mentored by Martin Schmandt
Is Philosophy Real? course mentored by Martin Schmandt

What's provided


Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

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we'll be

Highways, Cansiron Lane, Ashurstwood, West Sussex, RH19 3SD

Pricing information

Standard: £11.11

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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