Learn only in order to create!
The Halkyon Academy provides online courses and seminars on philosophy, art, and poetry.
The leitmotif of the school comes from Schelling:
"All rules for study are summed up in this one: Learn only in order to create!"
We worry not at all about meaningless credentials or pieces of paper. Instead, our focus is on the true formation and education of human beings - may we flourish and fully become who we are.
Our seminars are spaces of "otium cum dignitate" - "idleness with dignity" free from instrumental rationality and the demands of the market.
You can enrol in our courses via this website:
The study of this period as a whole is pivotal for anyone wishing to understand Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Schelling, and Hölderlin. But it is also crucial for anyone wishing to achieve a more grounded understanding of accelerationism, Marxism, and 20th century phenomenology.
In this course we will delve into his accounts of nihilism, the death of God and Nietzsche’s unique response to the sickness that is modernity: Amor Fati and the Eternal Recurrence of the Same.
Art was the means and the goal of this great Yes to Life.
Early Greek Philosophy
In this seminar course we consider some of the most important passages from the so-called “Pre-Socratics”. We focuse on four of the most pivotal thinkers of the time:
Anaximander, Empedocles, Heraclitus, and Parmenides
Get the syllabus here
Idleness with Dignity
We have lost many things we moderns! Many an art form today is but a fading memory.
How to be idle with dignity - "otium cum dignitate" - is one of the most important ones. In this course you will learn from some of the most important thinkers how they envisioned divine leisure to be attainable also for us mortals. Sign up below for updates.
Heidegger on Death and Being
In this course you will learn why death is pivotal to understand Heidegger's philosophy.
Moreover, the course is a meditation of the
memento mori - remembering that we are mortal
and what this means for our being human.
Deleuze vs. Heidegger: Technology, Enslavement, and Escape
A course on the philosophy of technology and how to find exit in our age.
In cooperation with Justin Murphy