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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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22 Jan

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Philosophy of Language: The Sophists to Sociolinguistics

From the beginning of both Eastern and Western philosophy, the nature of language was a major issue. Sanskrit scholars and grammarians (400 BCE) raise many of the questions which travel down through history: How does language convey truth; what is the connection between words and things; does language describe reality; what is languages' connection... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>From the beginning of both Eastern and Western philosophy, the nature of language was a major issue. Sanskrit scholars and grammarians (400 BCE) raise many of the questions which travel down

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28 Jan

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The Panorama of Philosophy: Philosophy in the Modern World

In modern times, German thinkers took up the mantle of Greek philosophy. we encounter an unbroken succession of speculative systems seeking to account for the scientific, technological, metaphysical and political upheavals of our era. COURSE OUTLINE Kant and Pure Reason. With Kant, the human mind moves to the forefront of philosophy. To solve this... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>In modern times, German thinkers took up the mantle of Greek philosophy. we encounter an unbroken succession of speculative systems seeking to account for the scientific, technological,

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30 Jan

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Science: The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus

This philosophy of science course will explore the nature of scientific knowledge. What makes good science? Is there a scientific method? Why are astrology and creationism widely believed to be pseudo-sciences? Are there other systems of knowledge that are equally valid as scientific knowledge? Contemporary issues such as climate change will be... [More]
$250 Limited / $225

<p>This philosophy of science course will explore the nature of scientific knowledge. What makes good science? Is there a scientific method? Why are astrology and creationism widely believed to be

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31 Jan

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Art and Civilization

Ruskin said: “Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts, the book of deeds, the book of words, and the book of Art. Not one of these can be understood unless we read the other two, but of the three the only trustworthy one is Art”. What Ruskin is proposing is that art reveals truths about a culture even when it attempts to... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>Ruskin said: “Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts, the book of deeds, the book of words, and the book of Art. Not one of these can be understood unless we read the other

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31 Jan

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Buddhism: A Cultural Journey

Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of Destination Cambodia) explores Buddhism’s main divisions, its cultural and historical forms and how the Buddhist tradition is lived in various countries. This course will also explore... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of <em>Destination Cambodia</em>)

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03 Feb

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Ethics in Focus: Unsociable Sociability

We humans are social beings. Yet, we have a tendency to isolate ourselves from society. How should we understand these basic character traits of humans? Should these seemingly contradictory tendencies be considered as something we should overcome? Or, do these tendencies have any positive function for conducting human life? Two philosophers,... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>We humans are social beings. Yet, we have a tendency to isolate ourselves from society. How should we understand these basic character traits of humans? Should these seemingly contradictory

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10 Feb

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How to Argue Like a Philosopher

Learn how to argue like a philosopher! Put together your own Philosophical Toolkit. Arguments and reason are important in many fields but more so in philosophy. What empirical proof is to science, argumentation and good inferences are to philosophy as well as in law. But sometimes even philosophers make bad arguments. We will cover the following... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Learn how to argue like a philosopher! Put together your own Philosophical Toolkit. Arguments and reason are important in many fields but more so in philosophy. What empirical proof is to science,

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13 Feb

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St Patrick and the Cult of Saints

Patrick is the great Saint of the Irish, credited with the conversion of the Pagan Irish to Roman Christianity. Consider the man, the life, his reputed writings, and the times for a view into Early Medieval Ireland. SUGGESTED READING Clare Stancliffe, “Patrick [St Patrick, Pádraig] (fl. 5th cent.), patron saint of Ireland”, Oxford Dictionary of... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Patrick is the great Saint of the Irish, credited with the conversion of the Pagan Irish to Roman Christianity. Consider the man, the life, his reputed writings, and the times for a view into Early

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13 Mar

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Enduring Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Work continues on reconstructing, deciphering and translating the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than 70 years after the first of them was discovered in 1946. The scrolls give an unrivalled insight into Jewish religious history, including the origins of Christianity. Work on the scrolls was delayed for more than 20 years by regional wars, and by disputes... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Work continues on reconstructing, deciphering and translating the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than 70 years after the first of them was discovered in 1946. The scrolls give an unrivalled insight into

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31 Mar

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