Intro to Philosophy for Ecological Activism by Nathanology

Intro to Philosophy for Ecological Activism by Nathanology


Ever wanted to take an Intro to Philosophy class, but instead of writing a paper at the end, you help create an ecological revolution?

Invitation to the course (3 min)

What's it about?

This is your experimental philosophy course! @nathanology_ conducts a journey through the history of environmental thought, drawing on Plato, Spinoza, Deep Ecology and other traditions through lecture, rap and group learning.

We know we want to ‘save the Earth’ — but what are the concepts underlying our environmental thinking? What is ‘Nature’? What is ‘Ecology’?

These are not just fuzzy, abstract questions: how we think about reality affects the way we reshape it!

How much is it?

Suggested tuition is $100 per seat. If you can't pay this and you still want to take the course, you can adjust the amount as appropriate on the payment page.

How can I join?

The current cohort is now full. You can join the waitlist below to be notified when the course is next available.

Who is it for?

People with an interest in ecological activism but no experience with study of philosophy, people who are the inverse of that, people familiar with neither, people familiar with both! Just bring your attention and digital presence.

No pre-existing knowledge is necessary, just come as you are.

When/Where is it?

  • Live group sessions are held every two weeks via Zoom
  • Next cohort starts 25 Jan 2023 until 8 Mar 2023 (see details in your timezone)
  • Supplemental in-person sessions may be offered for those based in New York City (7pm - 8.30pm New York time)

What to expect

An introduction to Western Philosophy, assuming no background knowledge, geared thematically toward ecological themes and applications. Lecture with some musical elements peppered in. The course culminates in participants taking on an eco-activism project of some kind.

Readings will be electronically distributed throughout the course and you will be able to interact with each other between sessions via a shared community space.

Nathan Dufour Oglesby

Nathan is a poet, producer and professor who has built a distinctively didactic approach to hip-hop, using the form to explore concepts drawn from philosophy, history and the physical sciences.