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Marsilio Ficino – Speaking Clearly and Powerfully to Modern Man

The School of Economic Science and Philosophy has had the privilege of translating the letters of Marsilio Ficino into English.  Thus far, 9 volumes have been completed.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 – 1499) made a vital contribution to the change in European society that took place in the Renaissance.  Men of influence throughout Europe drew inspiration …

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Saturday School – School of Philosophy, Durban

The School of Philosophy began in Durban during the 1960’s, and shortly thereafter the SchoolSatSchool game pass #1_96dpi Leader, Mr Lawrence Stretton, decided to form a ‘Saturday School’ for children between four and a half and 12 years of age.

Almost all parents, already in the adult groups, supported this venture, and about 30 children enrolled. They were …

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School Journey by Di Himsworth

When I was 27 when I joined the School of Philosophy which, in those days, had premises in Montpelier Road.

I must confess that I understood very little of what was being said in the first few weeks – awareness, realization, enlightenment, meditation – were not words that fitted into my life with two young …

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I Am


By Salona Ramlallai

A wave is a form of the ocean. The ocean is essentially water and nothing else. We sometimes see small waves, and at other times we see big waves. At times we see foam as the waves go crashing against the shore. And sometimes we see tiny little bubbles bursting from just …

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Socrates, Plato and Aristotle – an Introductory Video

An introductory video on three of our greatest Philosophers – Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.


Socrates 470/469 BC – 399 BC)was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.

He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato …

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