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Philosophy of the Unconscious in Literature

What is that dark and fascinating place beneath the conscious mind, and how does it manifest itself in conscious thought? Many philosophers have proposed that ‘poetic thinking’ is a key to the unconscious. The course starts with Blake’s ontology of the ‘living dead’, and Coleridge’s ‘opium dreams’ and then analyse four of the most powerful texts of the 20th century: Joyce’s Ulysses; Kafka’s Metamorphosis; D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, and Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. The aims of... [More]
$268 Limited inc GST / $241
Philosophy of the Unconscious in Literature

<p>What is that dark and fascinating place beneath the conscious mind, and how does it manifest itself in conscious thought? Many philosophers have proposed that ‘poetic thinking’ is a key to the

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Philosophy and the Case Against Progress: From Romanticism to Postmodernism

Examine whether moral progress is possible by considering the philosophical arguments against progress. Trump and Brexit have caused many commentators to rethink whether democratic society has made any progress at all or whether it is headed toward a downward spiral. Examine philosophers critical of moral progress, including Romantic and Postmodern critiques of progress. From Rousseau’s claim that individual liberty led to economic inequality to Schopenhauer’s view that humanity... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Philosophy and the Case Against Progress: From Romanticism to Postmodernism

<p>Examine whether moral progress is possible by considering the philosophical arguments against progress. Trump and Brexit have caused many commentators to rethink whether democratic society has made

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Philosophy of Music - Part 2

Over the last few decades no area of aesthetics has grown and expanded as rapidly as the philosophy of music, producing new insights into one of humanities most beloved art forms. In this course we will cover contemporary theories in psychology, cognitive science and music education. Philosophers in contemporary theory of music are reconsidering the connection between music and the brains emotional, imaginative, and creative functions. We will also consider the different areas of... [More]
$268 Limited inc GST / $241
Philosophy of Music - Part 2

<p>Over the last few decades no area of aesthetics has grown and expanded as rapidly as the philosophy of music, producing new insights into one of humanities most beloved art forms. In this course we

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Ethics in Focus: Rights and Virtues

It is commonly agreed that it is everyone’s right to have a shelter. When this right is taken from its possessor, it is commonly perceived as injustice. On the other hand, if we say it is virtuous to help others acquire happiness and if someone fails to do so, we usually do not perceive this failure as injustice because virtues are normally perceived as optional. Why are our perceptions of rights and virtues different? In addition to virtues, can rights also be the object of... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Ethics in Focus: Rights and Virtues

<p>It is commonly agreed that it is everyone’s right to have a shelter. When this right is taken from its possessor, it is commonly perceived as injustice. On the other hand, if we say it is virtuous

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Philosophy for Science 2: The Language and Logic of Science

Science is a ‘methodology’ - a particular way of observing, describing and explaining – a way of addressing the one BIG question: “What must the world be like, that it produce the phenomena we observe?” At first blush, this question seems simple enough; but it turns out to be fiendishly difficult to answer. This 3 part course is an attempt to construct a clearer, more coherent conceptual framework for making sense of the physical world. Part 1 - What the World Must Be Like: We... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Philosophy for Science 2: The Language and Logic of Science

<p>Science is a ‘methodology’ - a particular way of observing, describing and explaining – a way of addressing the one BIG question: “What must the world be like, that it produce the phenomena we

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Philosophy for Science 3: Making Sense of the World

Science is a ‘methodology’ - a particular way of observing, describing and explaining – a way of addressing the one BIG question: “What must the world be like, that it produce the phenomena we observe?” At first blush, this question seems simple enough; but it turns out to be fiendishly difficult to answer. This 3 part course is an attempt to construct a clearer, more coherent conceptual framework for making sense of the physical world. Part 1 - What the World Must Be Like: We... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Philosophy for Science 3: Making Sense of the World

<p>Science is a ‘methodology’ - a particular way of observing, describing and explaining – a way of addressing the one BIG question: “What must the world be like, that it produce the phenomena we

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