This annual 2-day workshop by EPIC International, a group of profound practical philosophers, will challenge your brains. It might free some thoughts you never knew you had. No lectures, but stimulating workshops by one of the EPIC International consultants, using different stimuli and different methods of thinking philosophically together. We use art, games, films to get you thinking, crack your brain, compare and weigh ideas, crush old ideas, and create new ideas.
EPIC speciality is the use of ‘CoPI’, a Scottish invention! ‘CoPI’ means ‘Community of Philosophical Inquiry’. The method does what the name says. It creates a community (have you ever felt connected to a person who has completely different ideas than yours?), and is a true inquiry of fundamental, philosophical problems. No debates nor discussions but thinking together with other people with other ideas, and even other ways of thinking, are needed and appreciated.
Participants must buy tickets to each session separately. For the total experience of the rich variety of twelve workshops register for the full Two-day Workshop by buying 4 tickets for £220 + ticket fee – variable. There is also the option of One-day – buy 2 tickets £110 . For a Half-day, buy 1 ticket for £55.
Participants registering for full two days (4 tickets) will receive a signed copy of Transforming Thinking … by Catherine C. McCall, the book that describes the creation and nature of CoPI
Open to anyone who likes to think, doesn’t like to think but feels a little itch about that, wants to improve thinking, is a loner but wants to explore thinking together with other people seriously, wants to explore their own mind, and … free ideas.
To book tickets for
Can Philosophy Free Ideas? EPIC International two-day workshop
Friday morning 3 June: Generating Ideas
Session 1: Philosophical Introductions
Session 2: Signs and Symbols
Session 3: A Taste of CoPI
Friday afternoon 3 June: Ideas in Action
Session 4: The Four Table Experiment
Session 5: Philosophy in Prisons: Critical Thinking and Community of Inquiry
Session 6 A Taste of CoPI
Saturday morning 4 June: Examining Ideas
Session 7: Connections
Session 8: Fallacies Workshop
Session 9: A Taste of CoPI
Saturday afternoon 4 June: The Power of Ideas
Session 10: Who am I?
Session 11: Fruitful Oppositions – a way to move using Philographics
Session 12: A Taste of CoPI
Two-day (4 tickets) £220, One-day (2 tickets) £110, Half day (1 ticket) £55
Check out the full programme here: EPIC International Workshop Programme