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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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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 Course: Nietzsche an Introduction

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. That which is done out of love always takes place beyond Good and Evil. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil. Nietzsche is famous for his theories of: Nihilism; The Eternal Return; Will to Power; Master/ Slave Morality; God is dead; Free Spirits. This course we will undertake a comprehensive introduction to these ideas and many more... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Nietzsche an Introduction
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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 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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Philosophy of Poetry I Course: Understanding & Origins

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Hail poetry, Daughter of wisdom, Sister of reason, Daughter of prudence, Noble, revered. Old Irish Ode to Poetry Poetry is the oldest form of literature; its roots go back well into human history and was developed to high levels of literary, conceptual and psychological depth in all of the major cultures. Philosophically this fact makes ... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: Peter Singer's 'The Most Good You Can Do'

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Peter Singer’s new book is a thought provoking, challenging work that invites us to reflect on the good we can do, regularly, especially in the sense of giving to, or helping, others – who are less fortunate than ourselves – as a way of finding happiness or meaning. We explore the key aspects of his work and the key arguments, and ask a ... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: Peter Singer's 'The Most Good You Can Do'
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The Pursuit of Knowledge and the Love of Wisdom Course

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. WE arguably know more than ever about the physical world and indeed about our own bodies and brains; and we arguably have more information at our fingertips than ever before concerning these things. But some argue that we are not happier and we are certainly not wiser! Is this true? If so how could this be? Join us to explore these momen... [More]
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Neuroscience, Empathy, Happiness and Flourishing Course

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. What is the nature of flourishing? What role does empathy play, if any? Is flourishing more important than happiness, as some philosophers argue? We answer these questions with reference to the work of leading thinkers from western and eastern philosophical traditions including Aristotle and Kant, Nietzsche and Russell, DT Suzuki, the Da... [More]
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