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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 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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Philosophy Basics Course: Ontology - The Theory of Existence

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. 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 there appears still to be n... [More]
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The Question of Meaning Course: The Truman Show (Frame by frame)

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Learning Aims 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 meaning in the ... [More]
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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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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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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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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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