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A10 The Consolations of Philosophy

Description: Philosophy is the love of wisdom. This course considers whether philosophy has any practical wisdom for the concrete experiences of everyday life. We will explore the topics of love, money, popularity, difficulties and frustrations. Each topic will be relevant to the work of a particular philosopher who has not only written, but dealt with the issue in real life.

Suggested Reading: The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain deBotton.

Instructor: Perry Neel is an adjunct professor at James Madison University and Blue Ridge Community College. He has been teaching philosophy, ethics, religion, and humanities for 25 years. He is also a writer, having been a journalist and editor/publisher for 10 years and recently published a book of short stories, The One-Legged Barber.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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