The Ancient Foundations of Modern Politics

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre


The Ancient Foundations of Modern Politics

Day Monday
Time 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor Neil Phillips
Room GB Room
Availability Fully Booked
Course Description

On the course we will take a close look at what Greek and Roman writers actually wrote about how to define and construct a society. Do we think they had useful insights? Are there interesting relations to modern ideas?

Half term 14th- 18th February

Your Tutor
I am a retired lecturer from Chichester College of Further Education. I took my first degree at Reading University in 1970 in Philosophy and English Literature, and an MA at Sussex University in 1989. I taught Philosophy as well as Critical Thinking at A-level for the last ten years of my teaching 'career'. I am a teacher of Philosophy, not a philosopher and so, although I have some opinions and beliefs, everything I say can be challenged, (and will be if past experience at Whiteway is anything to go by). As far as teaching goes I believe that what matters most is discussion and explanation. I will provide a set of notes for each session but I do not feel it is crucial to go over every part - much better to have a really interesting talk about one piece. Let's see how it goes. There is no exam (Yay) so let's stretch our minds. I do also give out an e-mail address ( which can allow shyer class members to ask questions afterwards