Introduction to Philosophy

Course summary

Introduction to Philosophy will encourage the development of critical thinking and allow you to use the insights of the course to deepen your knowledge of yourself and your life issues.

What does it mean to be a good person?

What is truth?

Who am I?

Marco will provide an introduction to philosophical texts, ideas, and thinking.

If you like to read, think, and talk about some of the big questions life throws at us, this is the course for you.

No background in philosophy is required.


What you will learn

  • understanding of basic philosophical concepts
  • how to structure an argument instead of providing a mere opinion
  • different ways of thinking about issues
  • philosophers’ views on some of the big questions of life

What you need to bring

  • notepad and pen

What you will get

  • an introduction to philosophical texts
  • a variety of viewpoints on the topics under discussion
  • structured discussions of the topic of the week
  • interactive sessions with lots of room for students’ ideas

About the tutor

Marco Duys obtained his Bachelor Degree in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and his Honours Degree at Deakin University.

Next to a broad interest in philosophical texts, varying from texts about the meaning of life to the workings of society, he specialised in Spinoza’s Ethics.

Course cost

COST: $140.00

Class availability: 10 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Tuesday 17 October
6.30pm – 8.00pm (5 sessions)
*No class on 7/11 (Melbourne Cup Day)

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