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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 community college.

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Anarchy Course: A Philosophical and Historical Analysis

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. 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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Philosophy for Science Course III: Bodies in Motion - Classical Physics from Democritus to Einstein

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. 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 in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. 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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The Hobbit and the Meaning of Life

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. 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 betwe... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course II: Humanism, Skepticism, Epistemology and Existentialism

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. This Philosophy course introduces fundamental philosophical concepts through an analysis of Humanism, Skepticism, Epistemology and Existentialism. Each of these areas of philosophy will be approached from both a historical and then contemporary point of view; we will study the founding philosophers of the movement and t... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Hannah Arendt

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. Hannah Arendt wrote some of the profoundest philosophy of the twentieth century. Her work is rich and subtle; she engaged critically with the key intellectual ideas of philosophical history: What makes humans ‘human’; what makes an ethical life; the nature of evil; how do we forgive the unforgivable; what does it mean t... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course IV: Where Classical Physics Ends and Quantum Mechanics Begins

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. 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 cent... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course II: What Must the World Be Like?

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. 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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Philosophy Basics Course: Ontology - The Theory of Existence

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. Apples, rainbows and our sense of justice have absolutely nothing in common, except that they all somehow ‘exist’. But what does it mean to say that something ‘exists’, that something just ‘is’? What do existent things have or do that non-existent things don’t? Philosophers have pondered this question for millennia, yet... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: On Compassion (and Flourishing)

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney community college. 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 researc... [More]

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