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Philosophy & Religion

Exercise the grey matter and get to grips with some of the fundamental questions that have challenged and troubled some of the world’s greatest thinkers. And discover how they answered them. Our central CBD location means we are easily accessible by public transport, our tutors are knowledgeable and welcoming.

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Philosophy of Law: Jurisprudence

The laws of a society embody both its highest ideals and its worst nightmares. This course examines the origins of law and why humans invent laws for themselves. Jurisprudence is the area of philosophy which studies the fundamental concepts on which legal systems are based. We will compare different cultural and historical systems of law, and also... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>The laws of a society embody both its highest ideals and its worst nightmares. This course examines the origins of law and why humans invent laws for themselves. Jurisprudence is the area of

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12 Oct

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Changing Relations between Politics and Religion around the World

Should religious teachings play any role in shaping government policies? The question is answered in different ways in many parts of the world. Examine the interaction between religion and government in a number of countries as a basis for discussion of the most appropriate legislative framework for the relation between religion and politics in... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Should religious teachings play any role in shaping government policies? The question is answered in different ways in many parts of the world. Examine the interaction between religion and

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12 Oct

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Philosophy of Media: The Medium is the Message

A philosophical analysis of the concept of ‘media’ to build a working definition, followed by a short overview of ‘media’ types from the invention of writing, through print media to telephone, radio, television and finally the internet. The focus will be on the way the medium changes the reception of the message. Marshall McLuhan will be the key... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>A philosophical analysis of the concept of ‘media’ to build a working definition, followed by a short overview of ‘media’ types from the invention of writing, through print media to telephone,

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15 Oct

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Identity in Modern Times: Fashion, Design and the Redefinition of Subcultures

We take Susan Sontag's thoughts reflected in her Notes on Camp (1964) as the foundation for a discussion on modern sensibilty and individual identity, through the analysis of fashion, design and the expression of identity within a comparative of analysis of subcultures of modern society. DELIVERY MODE Online SUGGSTED READING Susan Sontag, Notes on... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>We take Susan Sontag's thoughts reflected in her <em>Notes on Camp</em> (1964) as the foundation for a discussion on modern sensibilty and individual identity, through the analysis of fashion,

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01 Nov

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Scientists and Philosophers Need to Talk

We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't – and even the experts don’t! These questions are as much philosophical as they are scientific, and Tibor offers some deep philosophical insights into them.... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't –

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24 Nov

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Philosophy Basics: Ontology - The Theory of Existence

Apples, rainbows and our sense of justice have absolutely nothing in common, except that they all somehow 'exist'. But what does it mean to say that something 'exists', that something just 'is'? What do existent things have or do that non-existent things don't? Philosophers have pondered this question for millennia, yet there appears still to be no... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Apples, rainbows and our sense of justice have absolutely nothing in common, except that they all somehow 'exist'. But what does it mean to say that something 'exists', that something just 'is'?

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03 Dec

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment. She takes on the task of critiquing the ideals of Liberty, Equality Fraternity as being flawed in their proclaimed universality. She points to the gaping inconsistencies in the Liberal ideas of John Locke and others, which ignored the exclusion of women,... [More]

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Christian Apocrypha - Stories Left out of the New Testament

The books of the New Testament were finally determined only after centuries of debate. Which of the early writings about Jesus were to be included, and which left out? We look at some of the writings which were left out - gospels, acts of the apostles, epistles and apocalypses which were finally determined to be ‘apocryphal’, that is, not... [More]

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Humanism: An Enlightened Life Stance

The no-religion category has now overtaken all religions in the Australian Census. What is the belief system motivating this paradigm shift? Humanism holds that the best knowledge is to be obtained through science, and the best morality is motivated by human welfare. Related descriptions include Freethought, Rationalism, Secularism, Atheism – and... [More]

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