Course Summary

Some say that human life is meaningless, or absurd. How so? If this is true, how should we feel, and what should we do about it? On the other hand, if life has or can have a meaning, what is it, and how do we find it?

We shall consider these questions and various responses including those of Leo Tolstoy, Albert Camus, Thomas Nagel, Susan Wolf, and Monty Python.  Notes will be provided.

Delivered by: Dr Douglas Adeney

Doug 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.

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 23rd April - 3 classes

Session ID DNAD5001C
23 Apr - 7 May 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$260 / $247 (conc)
Douglas Adeney
Last updated: April 17, 2024 04:35pm