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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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The Middle East: A Clash of Religions

Religion plays a central role in the Middle East Conflict. Since ancient times the struggle for dominance between the three major religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity for control of not just the Holy Lands, but also the hearts and minds of people from Algeria to Jerusalem to Iran has led to violence and the intervention of people from other... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Religion plays a central role in the Middle East Conflict. Since ancient times the struggle for dominance between the three major religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity for control of not just

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06 Dec

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Islam and the West

The Taliban victory over Western forces in Afghanistan is the latest episode in the story of almost continual struggles between rival ideologies and rival empires which began after the death of Muhammad in 632 AD. We will see how, in less than 100 years, his followers created the largest empire the world had ever seen, and kept expanding, until... [More]
$198 Limited / $178

<p>The Taliban victory over Western forces in Afghanistan is the latest episode in the story of almost continual struggles between rival ideologies and rival empires which began after the death of

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01 Feb

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The Philosophy of Hegel

Hegel is a towering figure in the history of philosophy. At the core of Hegel's social and political thought are the concepts of freedom, reason, and self-consciousness. His philosophy influenced areas of thought from Marx to Freud down to the identity politics of the present. Hegel takes political theory in directions no other philosopher had done... [More]
$278 Limited / $250

<p>Hegel is a towering figure in the history of philosophy. At the core of Hegel's social and political thought are the concepts of freedom, reason, and self-consciousness. His philosophy influenced

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01 Feb
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The End of Democracy

Several prominent academics, including David Runciman, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, have recently engaged with the proposition that Western Democracies are presently facing severe challenges that amount to grave threats to the very existence of democracy as set of distinctive, functional political institutions. Is Democracy under threat? Or... [More]
$229 Limited / $206

<p>Several prominent academics, including David Runciman, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, have recently engaged with the proposition that Western Democracies are presently facing severe challenges

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04 Feb

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So, What Is 'Philosophy', Anyway?

In recent decades, Philosophy escaped from the hallowed halls of Academia into the public domain and today everyone is ‘philosophizing’ all over the place! But why? This introductory course elaborates the business of ‘Philosophy’: what it is, and how we use it to make sense of the world and of our place in it, and to bring meaning to our lives.... [More]
$81 Limited / $73

<p>In recent decades, Philosophy escaped from the hallowed halls of Academia into the public domain and today everyone is ‘philosophizing’ all over the place! But why? This introductory course

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16 Feb

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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 those in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka,... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>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

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22 Feb

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The Exodus

The Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt to the ‘Promised Land’ is one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament. It is a story that is played out against the world of the pharaohs, involving escape from servitude and the attainment of freedom. This course investigates what the Old Testament says about the Exodus in the context of the... [More]
$67 Limited

<p>The Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt to the ‘Promised Land’ is one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament. It is a story that is played out against the world of the pharaohs,

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12 Mar

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The Many Faces of Freedom

If ‘freedom’ is the ‘absence of constraints’; then what qualifies as a ‘constraint’? Is gravity a constraint? Are we ever fully unconstrained? If not, then which constraints curtail our freedom and which ones do not? Our scientific account of the world suggests that everything is fully causally determined. If true, then how can we be free to choose... [More]
$81 Limited / $73

<p>If ‘freedom’ is the ‘absence of constraints’; then what qualifies as a ‘constraint’? Is gravity a constraint? Are we ever fully unconstrained? If not, then which constraints curtail our freedom and

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16 Mar

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In and around Jerusalem

Few places in the world display such a variety of cultures, religions and lifestyles as the Jerusalem region. Surrounding the historic Old City are the Israeli New City to the west and the very different Arab cities of Ramallah to the north and Bethlehem to the south. We will explore these four contrasting urban areas and see how to travel on light... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Few places in the world display such a variety of cultures, religions and lifestyles as the Jerusalem region. Surrounding the historic Old City are the Israeli New City to the west and the very

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05 Apr

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Philosophy of Law: Jurisprudence

The laws of a society embody both its highest ideals and its worst nightmares. This course examines the origins of law and why humans invent laws for themselves. Jurisprudence is the area of philosophy which studies the fundamental concepts on which legal systems are based. We will compare different cultural and historical systems of law, and also... [More]

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