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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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Existentialism: An Introduction

Jean-Paul Sartre proposes that: “Freedom is what we do with what is done to us... We are our choices”. Explore concepts such as The ‘authentic’ life; Existential ‘angst’; Human freedom; and The absurdity of existence. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction: In this opening week we will define Existentialism and introduce the major concepts: freedom; angst;... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>Jean-Paul Sartre proposes that: “Freedom is what we do with what is done to us... We are our choices”. Explore concepts such as The ‘authentic’ life; Existential ‘angst’; Human freedom; and The

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08 Oct

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The Panorama of Philosophy: Philosophy, Truth and Revealed Truth

Between the rise of Christianity and the Scientific Revolution of the 16th century, philosophy remained the handmaiden of theology. We trace the re-emergence of philosophy and the emancipation of science, down to the great political revolutions that changed Western Civilisation. No prior knowledge of Part I and Part II required. SUGGESTED READING... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Between the rise of Christianity and the Scientific Revolution of the 16th century, philosophy remained the handmaiden of theology. We trace the re-emergence of philosophy and the emancipation of

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17 Oct

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The Catholic Counter-Reformation: Fashioning a New Church

Martin Luther lit the spark that set off the fire of the Protestant Reformation. The Church of Rome, forced to face this challenge, engaged in its own reforms that have come to be known as the Catholic or Counter-Reformation. The Council of Trent set in motion this process of Catholic reform. Long overdue institutional reform of Catholicism in a... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Martin Luther lit the spark that set off the fire of the Protestant Reformation. The Church of Rome, forced to face this challenge, engaged in its own reforms that have come to be known as the

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21 Oct

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Ethics in Focus: The Moral Status of Animals

Do animals have the moral status? If so, what does it reveal about our rational nature? Discussions on the moral status of animals seem predominantly to assume that humans and animals are separate species. Based on this assumption, we tend to focus on how we should treat animals, but not so much on how animals have something analogous to rational... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Do animals have the moral status? If so, what does it reveal about our rational nature? Discussions on the moral status of animals seem predominantly to assume that humans and animals are separate

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25 Oct

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The Yogasūtras of Patañjali Continued

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 Part 2 of Pantañjali’s exposition. Part 1... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>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

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05 Nov

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Philosophy Basics: What is Philosophy Anyway?

In recent decades, Philosophy has escaped from the ivory tower of Academia into the public domain. Today, everyone is ‘philosophising’ all over the place, about everything! This is clearly important to us, but why? What is ‘Philosophy’? Is it mere pontificating, or something more? What, if anything, does it achieve? Is it like ‘Science’? Does it... [More]
$92 Limited / $83

<p>In recent decades, Philosophy has escaped from the ivory tower of Academia into the public domain. Today, everyone is ‘philosophising’ all over the place, about everything! This is clearly

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30 Nov

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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’.... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

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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07 Dec

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The Ancient World of Jesus Christ

In this engaging 3 hour course, Dr Daryn Graham presents to students the Roman world in which Jesus was born. It’s a story of empires and espionage, as entertaining as any novel.... [More]
$75 Limited / $68

In this engaging 3 hour course, Dr Daryn Graham presents to students the Roman world in which Jesus was born. It’s a story of empires and espionage, as entertaining as any novel.

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07 Dec

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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.... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

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.

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12 Oct

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Philosophy of Religion

Religion is central to the personal lives of many people and is integrated into the cultural heritage of every people, understanding it is crucial to understanding the human condition. We examine religious experience from many different sources. Some of these will be: Anthropology, in which we will look at the origins of religions and the theories... [More]

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