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Philosophy

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence.

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 at CCE, The University of Sydney.

Philosophy Course: Truth & Skepticism in a Post-Truth Age

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Post-truth is the disregard for truth even when empirical evidence and good reasoning have shown some ‘fact’ to be unlikely; it is a mental attitude which makes evidence secondary in the formation of beliefs. In this course we will study the philosophy and psychology of truth, belief states, Relativism and... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Music Part I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Music is one of the oldest forms of human expression; it delights our senses, arouses our emotions, and stimulates our mind. It has also fascinated philosophers since the Ancient Greeks, down to the present. Music was taken to be the highest form of aesthetics to many of the 19th c Romantic philosophers. In the... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course IV: Where Classical Physics Ends and Quantum Mechanics Begins

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, 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... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. This philosophy course provides participants with an understanding 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 introduction to philosophy course encourages the development of critical thinking... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course I
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, 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... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Music Part II

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Over the last few decades no area of aesthetics has grown and expanded as rapidly as the philosophy of music, producing new insights into one of humanities most beloved art forms. In this second part of the course we will cover contemporary theories in psychology, cognitive science and music education.... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Music Part II
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Philosophy for Science Course II: What Must the World Be Like?

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, 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... [More]
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The Fabulous Philosophers of the 19th Century Course

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Darwin, Marx, Freud, Mill, Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky. What a century! There are so many towering intellects to choose from it is difficult to decide who has had the most impact on the twentieth and twenty first century. Marx utterly transformed political theory and political reality; Darwin’s evolutionary... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: The Age of "Post-truth" and the End of Democracy?

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Some think we are witnessing the emergence of a crisis within, if not the death of, democracy itself. What are the philosophical bases of democracy? What are the major threats to it in the 21st century? What is the meaning and function of the emerging discourse of “post-truth”? And why does it matter? These... [More]
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Philosophical Investigations Course: Animal Liberation

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. One of the most remarkable and influential philosophical revolutions of recent times is the “animal liberation” movement. It has lead to the recognition of animal rights and/or “interests”; to a heightened awareness of sentience and animal suffering; and it has in several respects paved the way for a more... [More]
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