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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 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]
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<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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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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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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Philosophy of Language: Meaning and Truth

This course traces the 20th century interest in English-speaking philosophy in Language. Originating with Bertrand Russell and Gottlob Frege, we will consider questions like: What is meaning? How do words mean? Are meanings in the head or outside in the world? How are we to understand figurative language like metaphor and irony? Do words have one... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>This course traces the 20th century interest in English-speaking philosophy in Language. Originating with Bertrand Russell and Gottlob Frege, we will consider questions like: What is meaning?

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30 Jul

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Ethics in Focus: Philosophy of Hope

How does ‘hope’ influence our actions, and can it be our moral guide? Compare the following statements with each other: “I hope Coronavirus will end”; “I believe Coronavirus will end”; and “I know Coronavirus will end”. How do you perceive the certainty you consider the speaker to hold about each statement? Are the degrees of certainty different... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>How does ‘hope’ influence our actions, and can it be our moral guide? Compare the following statements with each other: “I hope Coronavirus will end”; “I believe Coronavirus will end”; and “I know

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10 Aug

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