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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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Ethics in Focus: Lying and Truthfulness

What makes lying so bad? Is it because it harms others or because it harms oneself or because of both? If you have lied to someone, can you still rectify your moral status and regain that person’s trust? To put it differently, is lying still forgivable if it is done only once and contemptible only when you develop the habit of lying? Two... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>What makes lying so bad? Is it because it harms others or because it harms oneself or because of both? If you have lied to someone, can you still rectify your moral status and regain that person’s

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19 Aug

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Wonders of the Buddhist World

Wanting to experience a holiday with a difference? Learn about the ancient and spiritual archaeological sites of Buddhism, the world’s 4th largest religion that is practiced by over 500 million people. Many are designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We look at a variety of sites throughout Asia, including Bodh Gaya in India, where the Buddha... [More]
$38 Limited

Wanting to experience a holiday with a difference? Learn about the ancient and spiritual archaeological sites of Buddhism, the world’s 4th largest religion that is practiced by over 500 million people

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12 Nov

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Introduction to Postmodernism: Foucault and Derrida

‘Postmodernism’ often elicits polarised reactions, sometimes based on presumptions about its central ideas. We redress some of the misunderstandings surrounding Postmodernism, by giving an in depth introduction to two of its most prominent philosophers. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction: What is Postmodernism, sorting out fact from fable. Foucault: The... [More]

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Philosophy of Time

Reality as humans know it, from the cosmic order to our subjective human experience, has a temporal dimension. We consider the many approaches to understanding the issue of time. COURSE OUTLINE What is Time: Introduction to concepts of time. Some theories to be considered will be presentism and eternalism, and the issue of whether time has a... [More]

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The Yogasūtras of Patañjali

The Yogasūtras of Patañjali written in Sanskrit, is the oldest exposition of a meditative practice from Ancient India. Unlike its modern meaning, yoga meant meditation. Behind this practice is a fascinating philosophy that involves both Hindu and Buddhist thought. The course will guide the students through the complex and cryptic nature of... [More]

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The Panorama of Philosophy: The Greek Philosophers

Philosophy is for most of us a body of works full of difficult ideas. But intrinsically, these doctrines are schooling for thought. They rest on the belief that we are rational creatures, that reason is our defining attribute, and that this capacity helps us to understand truth and falsehood. Therefore it is possible for us to demonstrate some... [More]

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Are You Free? The Free Will and Determinism Debate

Free will is like a friend that everybody wants. It’s needed for moral responsibility and blame in criminal law. It’s required for creativity, and pursuing excellence. In theology it is presupposed as a basis for the doctrine of the human person in the fall and redemption. But despite the universal need that law and religion have for free will,... [More]

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