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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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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]
$65 Limited

<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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20 Jan

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Origin and Evolution of the Mind

Examine the question of whether intelligence, self-consciousness, mind and free will are realities or illusions. We enquire from science and philosophy what each contributes and confront the dilemma of artificial vs biological intelligence. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Examine the question of whether intelligence, self-consciousness, mind and free will are realities or illusions. We enquire from science and philosophy what each contributes and confront the

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28 Jan

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Philosophy of Money, Debt and Trust

Examine the connection between money, debt and trust as the tripartite foundations upon which human society is constructed. Partly a history of economic systems, this course also argues that economic systems cannot be disconnected, and studied in isolation from the anthropology of human nature, or the philosophy of moral/religious social structures... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>Examine the connection between money, debt and trust as the tripartite foundations upon which human society is constructed. Partly a history of economic systems, this course also argues that

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29 Jan

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Philosophy of History

What is history? A possible definition is: History is change over time. But what kind of change are we talking about. Given that history is everything that has happened, what kind of selection processes are used to ‘make history’? Aristotle believes that what is important is not: “the thing which has happened, but rather what might have happened…... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>What is history? A possible definition is: History is change over time. But what kind of change are we talking about. Given that history is everything that has happened, what kind of selection

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02 Feb

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Who Wrote the New Testament?

Consider what Biblical historians now believe about the composition of the New Testament and the forces at work in the Graeco-Roman of the first Century that helped to shape it. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Consider what Biblical historians now believe about the composition of the New Testament and the forces at work in the Graeco-Roman of the first Century that helped to shape it.</p>

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02 Feb

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Ethics in Focus: Environmental Ethics

Issues surrounding our environment, such as climate change, are especially pressing today. In this course, we learn what a 18th-century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, has to say about environmental ethics. But how can learn anything meaningful from a philosopher who does not live in our times, and who thus could not experience issues of our... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Issues surrounding our environment, such as climate change, are especially pressing today. In this course, we learn what a 18th-century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, has to say about

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15 Feb

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Are Books Good for Us?

Those of us interested in education tend to assume that reading books is a good thing. Books improve us, we believe, or at least certain kinds of books improve us. They exercise our intellects, expand our imaginations, ‘open up new horizons’ and furnish us with good examples to imitate in our own lives; they increase our capacity for empathy, teach... [More]
$0 Limited

<p>Those of us interested in education tend to assume that reading books is a good thing. Books improve us, we believe, or at least certain kinds of books improve us. They exercise our intellects,

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25 Nov

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World Religions

Renowned academic walks students through the basics of religion and its importance, how religion should be studied, and covers, from scientific, philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives, several ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ religious traditions. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Renowned academic walks students through the basics of religion and its importance, how religion should be studied, and covers, from scientific, philosophical, historical, and sociological

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14 Nov

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