The Art of Being Present
In this philosophy course we will inquire some fundamental aspects of being human and take how we are present as a starting point.
Although it seems obvious what it means to be human, we are deeply influenced by explicit as well as hidden convictions about what we accept as truth. In my view and experience we constantly stretch this ‘area of truth’ while we are developing ourselves as individuals and as a species. Inspired by philosophical schools of Western and Eastern origin I will guide you each class through questions concerning: how we are related to time and space; our mystical ability; how we communicate and express ourselves; possible other questions of your interest.
My name is Jeannette Monshouwer. I am teaching philosophythe University of Leiden to students in Biomedicine. I also guide meditations and perform meditative songs during celebrations or rituals.