For philosophy to be transformative it must be known in participation, must be lived as a praxis.
This course in transformative philosophy is a submersion in something uncommon to philosophy inside the institution. It addresses a virtue of philosophy as creative articulation of understanding, at the levels content and context.
‘Transformative philosophy’, as named in this course, is primarily a mode of praxis, although it can be conceptualised and as such inform theoretic description of transformative process in general. There is no settled theory of transformative philosophy being taught in this course: ie., you will not graduate as a theoretician of Transformative Philosophy with a ™ on the end. But you will have the opportunity to follow the call of wonder, craft your voice in response, and increase the breadth and depth of your knowing as being-in-relation to beings-in-relation, and perhaps, as a being in relation to that which is beyond your capacity to name. In this sense, it’s a course that intends to develop a context affordant of know thyself as process of becoming and return, in a community of peers, some of whom may become friends and fellows.
From a level lower to the ground, this course intends to help you:
- Better understand the processes of thinking and relating,
- Develop your capacity to contribute the creative potential of your perception and expression,
- Notice qualities of feeling, and regulate your nervous system during transformative interaction and engagement with profound material.
This course features an outstanding faculty who live the praxis of the content they will share. Teaching will be delivered in the form of live and recorded lectures, workshops, Q&A, and other experimental participatory sessions. But a core feature of this course is the living context it’s held in, the Voicecraft Network, and the opportunity to participate in course specific, weekly sessions of transformative dialogue with peers and facilitators. In this way, you will metabolise content that broaches contributions across many domains of philosophy, but in a way that makes immanent the crafting of your own voice. That is, content will be known in real transformative touch with the context of self.
In this course, fixation and transcendence will be known in dialogic relationship, and we will cultivate the capacity of discernment as that which may more wisely choose, from potentiality, its contribution to the lifeworld.