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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.

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. 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 then examine the re... [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. 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 to have ‘common sen... [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. 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 “Ne... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course IV: Where Classical Physics Ends and Quantum Mechanics Begins
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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. 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 distil... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course II: What Must the World Be Like?
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Philosophy and its Critics Course: The 'Death of Philosophy'

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. One of the most remarkable phenomena of recent times is the attempted critique of, and in some senses, attack on, philosophy, and its interventions in contemporary thought, culture and technology, by some scientists, social commentators, politicians, and so on. We will look closely at a number of these to see if their reasoning or their ... [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. 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 sti... [More]
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Philosophical Concepts in Film Course: The Elusive Nature of Happiness and Self-Knowledge

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This Philosophy course revisits Iñárritu’s Birdman, that is fundamentally a film about the search for happiness, and more broadly, meaning, that is to say, love, friendship and reconciliation, amongst other things. Its experiments with time, motion, consciousness, desire and fragmentation is thought provoking and timely. We explore its s... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: Science Religion and the New Humanism

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The emergence of the “new humanism” and its opposition to religious belief are often equated with a broader conflict or opposition between science and religion. To what extent is that an accurate description or to what extent is that opposition evident, if at all? Is the “new humanism” or the “new atheism” incompatible with forms of thei... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: Science Religion and the New Humanism
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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. 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 Scie... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science
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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. 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 ... [More]
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