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Philosophy Basics: The Many Faces of Freedom

In the 18th century, two French mathematicians – Pierre-Louis Maupertuis and Joseph-Louis Lagrange – developed the Principle of Least Action. Drawing on ideas from Aristotle, Leibniz and Isaac Newton, this principle describes how every physical event, under its prevailing circumstances, is necessarily such that it ‘involves the minimum immediate... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>In the 18th century, two French mathematicians – Pierre-Louis Maupertuis and Joseph-Louis Lagrange – developed the <em>Principle of Least Action</em>. Drawing on ideas from Aristotle, Leibniz and

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08 Jul

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Philosophy of Consciousness

What is Consciousness and how is it produced by the brain? We take an interdisciplinary approach, including recent work (2019) in philosophy of mind, neuroscience, sociobiology and medicine to assess the current state of knowledge on what consciousness is; how it functions to produce the ‘reality’ of ourselves; and how it mediates our understanding... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>What is Consciousness and how is it produced by the brain? We take an interdisciplinary approach, including recent work (2019) in philosophy of mind, neuroscience, sociobiology and medicine to

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14 Jul

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Who's Who in the Middle East: The Main Players in the Middle East Conflict

The Middle East conflict is a complex and difficult affair with many players and organisations representing different causes and faiths. The Islamic world is split between its major groups, especially Sunnis and Shi’ites. There are Christian groups, religion-based terrorist groups, secular terrorist groups. There are alliances and enmities. Israel,... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Middle East conflict is a complex and difficult affair with many players and organisations representing different causes and faiths. The Islamic world is split between its major groups,

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15 Jul

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Rebels in Arms: Anne Devlin and Mary Dwyer

Two women, related by marriage, one a washerwoman, the other a housewife, played distinct roles in the Irish rebel era, 1796-1803. Consigned by history as Heroes' Handmaidens, they were not mere petticoat patriots! Indeed, Devlin nearly missed being remembered altogether, because the man and the cause she served were such embarrassments to... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Two women, related by marriage, one a washerwoman, the other a housewife, played distinct roles in the Irish rebel era, 1796-1803. Consigned by history as Heroes' Handmaidens, they were not mere

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15 Jul

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Australia's North African Campaign 1940-1943

The Second AIF saw itself in the image of the First AIF in 1918. They were daring, highly trained and either dogged in defence or brilliant in victory. Names like Bardia, Benghazi, Tobruk and El Alamein have gone down in history. In this lecture we look at the experiences of this army and judge if their reputation was justified. DELIVERY MODE This... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The Second AIF saw itself in the image of the First AIF in 1918. They were daring, highly trained and either dogged in defence or brilliant in victory. Names like Bardia, Benghazi, Tobruk and El

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17 Jul

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Epicurean and Stoic Philosophy

The stoic philosopher Seneca is one of the greatest writers and thinkers of history; he is a delight to read and is as relevant today as ever. This is evidenced by many new additions of his works including three in 2019. He also wrote plays and had an immense influence on the Renaissance model of dramatic arts and style. We will also study the... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>The stoic philosopher Seneca is one of the greatest writers and thinkers of history; he is a delight to read and is as relevant today as ever. This is evidenced by many new additions of his works

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17 Jul

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Practical Strategies for Managing Challenges

This series of six seminars explores skills and strategies to help us manage and adapt to challenges which life inevitably brings. It is an opportunity to connect, learn and develop all from the comfort of your own home. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. This course requires students to have an email, a... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>This series of six seminars explores skills and strategies to help us manage and adapt to challenges which life inevitably brings. It is an opportunity to connect, learn and develop all from the

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20 Jul

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Russia, Civilizational Realism, and the Multi-Polar World

‘Civilizational realism’ is a term used by international relations scholars to describe a distinctive Russian foreign policy orientation that has been emerging over the last decade: Russia seeks to forge a new world order in which it will play a key role alongside two other ‘great powers’, the USA and China. Vladimir Putin provided the first clear... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>‘Civilizational realism’ is a term used by international relations scholars to describe a distinctive Russian foreign policy orientation that has been emerging over the last decade: Russia seeks

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20 Jul

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Who Was Jesus?

Renowned academic walks students through Christian and non-Christian views of Jesus, finally tackling the controversial debate over his very existence. We shall also expose the false dichotomy that people must be sure that Jesus either did or did not exist, introducing the increasingly fashionable ‘agnostic position’. DELIVERY MODE This class will... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Renowned academic walks students through Christian and non-Christian views of Jesus, finally tackling the controversial debate over his very existence. We shall also expose the false dichotomy that

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21 Jul

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Poetry Sublime - Fabulous Poets and their Poetry

Poetry is indeed an art form and is a glorious expression of humanity’s intellectual, spiritual, moral and social personae. Examine the art of poetry by delving into the techniques, genres and periods of poetry from across the English-speaking world. This course is suitable for both the novice poetry student and poetry lovers alike. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Poetry is indeed an art form and is a glorious expression of humanity’s intellectual, spiritual, moral and social personae. Examine the art of poetry by delving into the techniques, genres and

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21 Jul

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