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Ethics In Focus: Friendship Reconsidered

How do you establish and maintain friendship? What should then be the ideal balance between love and respect in establishing and maintaining your friendship? The aim of this course is to learn how some philosophers constructed their arguments about friendship, and to consider, based on our own experience, the plausibility of their claims. This course is thus not just about learning philosophy, but about philosophising for yourself. SUGGESTED READING Annas, J.: "Plato and Aristotle... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Ethics In Focus: Friendship Reconsidered

<p>How do you establish and maintain friendship? What should then be the ideal balance between love and respect in establishing and maintaining your friendship? The aim of this course is to learn how

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Philosophy Basics: The Many Faces of Freedom

In the 18th century, two French mathematicians – Pierre-Louis Maupertuis and Joseph-Louis Lagrange – developed the Principle of Least Action. Drawing on ideas from Aristotle, Leibniz and Isaac Newton, this principle describes how every physical event, under its prevailing circumstances, is necessarily such that it ‘involves the minimum immediate expenditure of external energy’. If true, then this presents philosophers with a major challenge. With every atom in our bodies... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
Philosophy Basics: The Many Faces of Freedom

<p>In the 18th century, two French mathematicians – Pierre-Louis Maupertuis and Joseph-Louis Lagrange – developed the <em>Principle of Least Action</em>. Drawing on ideas from Aristotle, Leibniz and

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Human vs Machine: The Limits of the Human and the Evolution of Human Machines

Explore the human condition through our connection to machines and the technologies which are attempting to ‘mimic’ human behaviour. The Philosophy of Technology is a growing area of theory: it attempts to critically asses the possible impacts which new technologies may have on social, political and economic life, as well as the ‘nature’ of ourselves. We will consider: the new robotic machines; Information technologies and how they are changing our understanding of knowledge;... [More]

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