Dr. Michael Hardiman Ph.D
Psychologist and Educator
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS
PART OF THE PHILOSOPHY FOR LIVING SERIES
1. MAKING A GOOD SOCIETY
The Third Reich showed that one of the most educated, sophisticated and advanced societies in human history could turn into an enormous killing machine implementing mass murder on a vast scale that would have continued its murderous activity on an even greater level had it not been defeated militarily. This deathly process was enabled, supported and abetted by the citizenship of that country without which this mass evil could not have continued with such catastrophic results. Hannah Arendt shows that this evil was carried out in large part by those who “never decided to be good or bad”. This seminar shows that traditional understandings of morality are not helpful in understanding how ordinary decent citizens turn into a collaborators, and engage in a range of levels of evildoing. Rather, it shows that this form of evil is best understood as a malignant result of the fusion of mass banality and pernicious ideology. The seminar is "a call to arms" to not just to learn about mass evil but to acquire the resources to effectively confront it.
2. LIVING WITH MEANING AND PURPOSE
This workshop will examine how we can construct a personal meaning and purpose for our lives in an increasingly secular world. Identifying core values are part of that adventure and will be one aspect of the day. There will be an opportunity to share practical ideas to embrace change and help you live with clearer direction and confidence.
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Dates . To be confirmed. (please email me to express interest as these workshops are ongoing and arranged in response to the level of interest)
Time: 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: Menlo Park Hotel
Cost. 75 euro.