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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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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]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>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

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27 Apr

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Exploring the Bible as Literature

The King James Bible of 1611 was produced by a committee; it is a translation from three ancient languages, Hebrew, Aramaic and Koiné Greek. Its 66 ‘books’ have multiple authors, were written over many centuries and include a variety of literary forms, yet the work has remarkable artistic unity. Its phrases have become part of everyday language –... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>The King James Bible of 1611 was produced by a committee; it is a translation from three ancient languages, Hebrew, Aramaic and Koiné Greek. Its 66 ‘books’ have multiple authors, were written over

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29 Apr

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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]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>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

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30 Apr

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Once Again: What Is Kant’s Ethics?

Who is Kant? What is his ethics? Why is it relevant for our life? This course revisits the backbone of my courses titled “Ethics in Focus”. More specifically, by incorporating my unique expertise in the knowledge of how Kant takes apart parts of the philosophy of his predecessor and then reconstructs his own philosophy out of these parts, in this... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Who is Kant? What is his ethics? Why is it relevant for our life? This course revisits the backbone of my courses titled “Ethics in Focus”. More specifically, by incorporating my unique expertise

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03 May

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An Introduction to the Qur'an

For all practising Muslims, the Qur'an is the final revelation of the will of God, but it is variantly quoted and interpreted. Sometimes its message is obscured or countered by local traditions and cultural customs. This one-day course is an introduction to the Qur'an, using three different translations from the Arabic, and their accompanying notes... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>For all practising Muslims, the Qur'an is the final revelation of the will of God, but it is variantly quoted and interpreted. Sometimes its message is obscured or countered by local traditions and

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15 Apr

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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]

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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]

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Does God Exist?

A walk through the basics of knowledge, analysing the arguments for/against God’s existence, and explaining why the ‘theism vs naturalism’ debate is a false dichotomy. 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 place before... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>A walk through the basics of knowledge, analysing the arguments for/against God’s existence, and explaining why the ‘theism vs naturalism’ debate is a false dichotomy.</p>

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10 Apr

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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]

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Epistemology: The Theory of Knowledge

We all think we ‘know’ many things, and are guided by our knowledge in our everyday lives. But what is “knowledge”? What does it mean to ‘know’, and how does ‘knowledge’ relate to evidence, truth, belief, expectation, and mere remembering? Is there ‘objective’ knowledge ‘out there’, so to speak, just waiting to be known? And how do we know that we... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>We all think we ‘know’ many things, and are guided by our knowledge in our everyday lives. But what is “knowledge”? What does it mean to ‘know’, and how does ‘knowledge’ relate to evidence, truth

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12 Apr

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