Course Summary

Plato argues that the soul has three important parts.  Aristotle holds that we are by nature political animals.  Thomas Hobbes paints a frighteningly contrary picture of the ‘state of nature’.  Immanuel Kant bases morality on the rationality of the ‘categorical imperative’. Jean-Paul Sartre argues that our existence ‘precedes our essence’, giving us great responsibility.  Join Dr Douglas Adeney to consider these famous ideas and some of their implications.


About Doug Adeney

Dr Douglas Adeney lectured in philosophy for many years at Melbourne State College and then the University of Melbourne. Since 2011 he has greatly enjoyed teaching numerous CAE philosophy courses.

A non-academic friend of his was once asked by his wife what Doug did for a living. On hearing that he was a philosopher, she said ‘Oooh, he must be very intelligent … Or is he just weird?’ Come and decide for yourself.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Dr Doug Adeney is sure to deliver a fascinating examination of Five Big Philosophical Issues, drawing on the thoughts and words of major Philosophers, whose names would be well-known to even those with a passing interest in the world of Philosophy.  

Gain an insight into the thoughts and words of key philosophers and, hopefully, the inspiration to further explore the theme, post-course.

There is no prerequisite for enrolling in this course.

Last updated: June 19, 2019 03:50pm