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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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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]
$65 Limited

<p>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

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06 Jul

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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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07 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 Face-to-Face... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<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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03 Aug

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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]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>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

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06 Aug

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Introduction to Phenomenology

Phenomenology has been, and still remains one of the most significant philosophical movements of the 20th and 21st century. It attempts to take the body and experience seriously, and find the complex inter-relation of body to mind, consciousness and language. Husserl (1859-1938) is generally considered to be the founder of Phenomenology, he... [More]

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Philosophy of the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance

Enter into the strange world of the Medieval mind; walking with angels and beasts. Consider the literature of Dante, and sex and sin in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tale; alongside the contribution of Islamic and Jewish philosophy. In the area of Political philosophy, we will take a range of thinkers from Aquinas to Machiavelli, and examine the rise of the... [More]

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Shakespeare: Landscapes of the Mind

Shakespeare’s plays still speak directly to us because of the depth of his human understanding and his insights into the human condition. In this course we will take the themes of Love; Power; Revenge; Ambition; Evil; Nobility; Truth; and Tragedy, through an analysis of his major characters and themes. We will also look at Shakespeare in the... [More]

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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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