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Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension, “philosophy” can refer to “the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group”. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney.

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The Fabulous Philosophers of the 19th Century Course

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Darwin, Marx, Freud, Mill, Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky. What a century! There are so many towering intellects to choose from it is difficult to decide who has had the most impact on the twentieth and twenty first century. Marx utterly transformed political theory and political reality; Darwin’s evolutionary theory has a... [More]
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Samuel Beckett and Franz Kafka Course: The Dark Laughter of Existence

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Both writers share a wonderful sense of the absurd, both blend myth with daily life through language and both are interested in the structure of ‘waiting’. They are uncompromising about the reality of the human condition. Life can sometimes be without hope, but it also can be lived with compassion and laughter, courage ... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course II: What Must the World Be Like?

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Science is a ‘methodology’: a particular way of observing and explaining the world, of answering the one big question: “What must the world be like, in order that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This course is part two of a four part Philosophy for Science series which applies the language and logic of Science to ... [More]
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Neuroscience and Determinism Course: The Question of Responsibility

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. But my brain made me do this! Much research in neuroscience places primary or fundamental emphasis on brain structures or neural circuits not just in relation to processing and function, but also in relation to decision making. Does this mean that neuro-determinism holds? Does it mean that we are not genuinely free? And... [More]
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The Question of Meaning Course: The Truman Show (Frame by frame)

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. The question of meaning is fundamentally important in philosophy, but also in many modern films. We examine the question itself and possible answers with reference to leading thinkers Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Heidegger. We also look closely at The Truman Show, and the answer it gives to the question of m... [More]
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Philosophy of Art Course: Introduction from Plato to the Postmodern

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This Philosophy course explores the idea that art is not marginal to human concerns, but a key element in emotional, social and psychological life. Many philosophers have proposed that art is not only the highest human achievement but an essential realm which allows humans to imaginatively reconstruct themselves and the... [More]
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Anarchy Course: A Philosophical and Historical Analysis

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. The Occupy Wall Street movement is a powerful contemporary anarchist movement which has reinvigorated the theoretical debate about the merits of philosophical Anarchism. David Graeber, an organizer of the movement, and political philosopher has sparked a raging debate with philosophers such as Slavoj Zizek (described by... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Would you like to gain an overview of the history of philosophy and the major contribution philosophy has made to areas of thought, such as political theory, ethics, aesthetics and the sciences? This course encourages the development of critical thinking and the use of informal logic techniques. Philosophers studied inc... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course III: Bodies in Motion - Classical Physics from Democritus to Einstein

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Science is a ‘methodology’: a particular way of observing and explaining the world, of answering the one BIG question: “What must the world be like, that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This course is part three of a four part Philosophy for Science series which retraces the unfolding of the Scientific Revolution:... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Study reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Science is a ‘methodology’: a particular way of observing and explaining the world, of answering the one big question: “What must the world be like, in order that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This Language and Logic of Science course is part one of a four part Philosophy for Science series which elaborates the ... [More]
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