Philosophy - the big questions

Have you ever thought about whether you're free, how you should behave, whether things really are as they seem, or whether it is reasonable to believe in God? See how far you can go with these and other fundamental questions in this course.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Walter Kudrycz 10 October Tuesday 6-8pm 8 $295 Enrol now

Course outline

  • Week 1: The big questions and how philosophy handles them
  • Week 2: Questions and answers from the classical world
  • Week 3: The existence of God
  • Week 4: Are we free?
  • Week 5: The mind-body problem
  • Week 6: Knowledge and the self
  • Week 7: Existence and the self
  • Week 8: Ethical questions

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should have an understanding of the major themes and issues of western philosophy.

Who should enrol

This course is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about philosophy.


Dr Walter Kudrycz studied and then taught medieval history at Sydney University. As an undergraduate he also studied philosophy and Latin. Since moving to Canberra, Walter has worked as an historian for the Australian War Memorial, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Museum, and the National Library. He has also been employed as a lecturer in history at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Walter has written a book on the relationship between historiography and philosophy. His current areas of research are the medieval Crusades and the ethical issues associated with animal rights.

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