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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: Introduction to Nietzsche

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses 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; and Free Spirits. Join us as we undertake a comprehensive introduction to these... [More]
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$316 Limited inc GST
Philosophy Course: Introduction to Nietzsche

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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Enlightenment

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. To be ‘enlightened’ is to be set free from false beliefs: in that sense of the word it is as relevant to our world as it was to the eighteenth century. But this is a complex story; the ideas of progress, reason and economic capitalism, unleashed in the eighteenth century have also fed into the destructive feature of... [More]
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$316 Limited inc GST
Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Enlightenment

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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of the Body

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This course will examine philosophical ideas about the nature of the human body: what kind of entity is it, and how does it produce our self-hood as individuals and as a species? We will draw from both the Western and Chinese philosophical traditions. Some topics include the concept of a healthy body; the body and... [More]
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$316 Limited inc GST
Philosophy Course: Philosophy of the Body

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Philosophy Course: Machiavelli and Political Philosophy

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Machiavelli’s influence on modern political theory cannot be overstated. The Prince, his most famous work, provides an interesting lens for examining modern politics and is perhaps more relevant than ever. The term ‘Machiavellian intelligence’ refers to the principles of his political philosophy and the idea that... [More]
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$316 Limited inc GST
Philosophy Course: Machiavelli and Political Philosophy

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Philosophy”}</p><p>Machiavelli’s influence on modern political theory cannot be overstated. The Prince, his most famous work, provides an interesting lens for

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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 the University of Sydney. This introductory philosophy course provides participants with an understanding of the history of philosophy and the major contribution it has made to areas of thought such as political theory, ethics, aesthetics and the sciences. It encourages the development of critical thinking and the use of informal logic... [More]
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$316 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Philosophy Course I

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Music Appreciation Course: How Do We Listen to Music?

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. In order to develop our listening skills to their fullest potential, it is necessary to think deeply about listening and our past experiences of music. A full understanding of the range of listening modes requires assessment of a wide variety of musical genres, and an understanding of ‘purpose’ that underlies every composition. Aims This course aims to... [More]
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$150 Limited inc GST
Music Appreciation Course: How Do We Listen to Music?

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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 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 theory... [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 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 questions... [More]
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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 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: American Intellectual History

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This course aims to give an understanding of American intellectual history though its philosophy and literature. The American psyche was forged through republicanism, revolution, religion and the unique impact of the American wilderness. European ideas met the challenge of a new context and were reshaped by that... [More]
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