All tutors at the School of Philosophy Scotland are also students who have been studying practical philosophy for many years.
They have discovered in their own experience that philosophy works – that the uses of philosophical wisdom are limitless and real.
In conducting and leading classes, their aim is simple – to foster each student’s journey of self-discovery.
Tutors at the School are not paid; they offer their services for the benefit of the School and its community.
Their personal and professional backgrounds vary as widely as the students they serve.
Frequently asked questions
The course is practical in the sense that it takes philosophical ideas and shows how they can be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.
Online or by emailing us at [email protected].
If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with your day of attendance. If you register by any means other than online, you will receive a receipt confirming your registration.
Yes, we have a local venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are also many other local venues in other parts of the UK where you can attend the course face-to-face.
No, all you need is an open and enquiring mind. The course is intended for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.
Face-to-face meetings will be held safely following all the latest COVID-19 & Omicron guidelines for your complete peace of mind.
In the event that the Government impose new social distancing / travelling restrictions or a potential new lockdown we will respond to that promptly with everyone’s safety in mind.
If at any point in time new restrictions arise that point towards putting a hold on social gatherings, we will make sure you still have live access to this course by delivering it to you online via Zoom group meetings until any and all restrictions are lifted so that safe face-to-face meetings can reconvene.
First you need to enrol on a course. The in-person courses are available in Glasgow and Edinburgh and at many other local venues up and down the UK. A local map can be found on this page.
What some of our students say...
“Absolutely loving the course!! …Really changing how I think about things and life in general.”
“...I am benefiting greatly from the content and the practical nature of it. Thank you, it is enriching my life.”
“The daily awareness exercises … have changed my thinking and I feel more relaxed about situations in the media and other aspects of my daily life.”
"The knowledge and experience that I have gained from the philosophy classes has helped me to discover more about myself and better prepare for dealing with life's daily surprises and challenges."