The School of Philosophy and Economic Science

SPES

The School of Philosophy and Economic Science is a registered educational charity, founded in 1937.

It is a centre of spiritual and practical knowledge and enquiry. Its aim is to help anyone who seeks it to lead a fuller, richer and more useful life.

The main subject explored in the School today is practical, living philosophy, based mostly on the philosophy of Advaita, or unity.

Courses are also offered at some locations in economics with justice. These aim to show how a more equitable distribution of wealth can be achieved while leaving the world in as good a condition as we find it, or better. 

In addition to philosophy and economics, the School offers a wide range of other courses, including art courses, seminars, workshops, concerts and lectures.

What some of our students say...

Local Course

Local face-to-face evening courses available at a choice of locations.

Peace of Mind

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Practical Wisdom

Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living. Meet with like minded individuals.

“Absolutely loving the course!! …Really changing how I think about things and life in general.”
“...I am benefiting greatly from the content and the practical nature of it. Thank you, it is enriching my life.”
“The daily awareness exercises … have changed my thinking and I feel more relaxed about situations in the media and other aspects of my daily life.”
"The knowledge and experience that I have gained from the philosophy classes has helped me to discover more about myself and better prepare for dealing with life's daily surprises and challenges."

Frequently asked questions

The course is practical in the sense that it takes philosophical ideas and shows how they can be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.

Online by selecting the course and location you wish to enrol on, add to cart and then checkout. Alternatively you can email wessexphilosophy@fses.org

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with your receipt and the start date of the course for your first days attendance. If you register by any means other than online, you will receive a receipt confirming your registration.

No, all you need is an open and enquiring mind. The course is intended for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.

First you need to enrol on a course. The in-person courses are available in Chichester, Poole and Southampton. Local maps can be found on this page. Other local venues are also available up and down the UK.

If you have any questions simply call us on 07808 931241 or by emailing wessexphilosophy@fses.org

Practical Philosophy Poole

Introductory Practical Philosophy Courses

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