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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”. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

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Philosophy of Art Course: Introduction from Plato to the Postmodern

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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 worlds they inhabit. From G... [More]
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Anarchy Course: A Philosophical and Historical Analysis

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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 the New Republic as the “mo... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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 include the Greek pre-Socratics... [More]
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Applied Philosophy Now Course

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. What can philosophy offer in terms of contemporary debates surrounding urgent challenges and dilemmas that we face today? One might think of the challenge of extremism, the question of (commercial) surrogacy, or the challenge of achieving just, political, social and economic systems. The power and persistence of philosophical thinking is not just ... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course III: Bodies in Motion - Classical Physics from Democritus to Einstein

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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: the evolution of classical ... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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 ‘language’ of Science – the ... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: On Compassion (and Flourishing)

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. What is the nature of compassion? Why is it important? Can it be taught (or learned)? We answer these questions with reference to the work of leading thinkers from western and Buddhist philosophical traditions including Kant and Nietzsche, Russell and Martha Nussbaum, and recent thought provoking neuroscientific research into compassion (and empat... [More]
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The Hobbit and the Meaning of Life

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The philosophical (and metaphysical) questions of meaning, purpose and happiness pervades The Hobbit trilogy of films. We look closely at the 3 questions in the 3 films and explore the contrast between the world of the Shire and the world of middle earth; faith and reason; the clash between good and evil; the link between experience, knowledge and... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course IV: Where Classical Physics Ends and Quantum Mechanics Begins

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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 the final part a four part Philosophy for Science series which explores why, around the turn of the twentieth century, classical “Newtonian” m... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course II: What Must the World Be Like?

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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 the task of distilling from ... [More]
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