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NUPSA Philosophy Workshops

The Pambalong Clan of the Awabakal Nation are the traditional custodians of the land where this website is hosted and where this course is delivered.


In a Western Universities philosophy courses are usually structured in one of several ways:

These subjects, one per fortnight, were voted for from a longer list of subjects. Fortunately, the selections will give us a taste of each of these approaches.

Changes To Topics

Past Sessions

NUPSA recorded online sessions

Future sessions are promoted through NUPSA.


  1. What even is Philosophy?
  2. Ethics: Virtues, Morals, Ends and Means
  3. Epistemology: Introduction to Truth and Knowledge
  4. Plato vs. Aristotle
  5. Rhetoric and Logic: How To Think And Argue


Web sessions are in the evening at 8pm. Clubhouse sessions (under Bar On The Hill) are at 1pm.

  1. Theory 2000: late 20th and early 21st century philosophy [Web: 25/02/2019 | Clubhouse: 26/02/2019]
  2. Indigenous Philosophy [Web: 25/03/2019 | Clubhouse: 26/03/2019]
  3. Politics and Strategy [Web: 06/05/2019 | Clubhouse: 07/05/2019]
  4. Aesthetics [Web: 03/06/2019 | Clubhouse: 04/06/2019]
  5. Artificial Semiosis: a parsimonious theory of artificial intelligence, learning, cognition, sentience and free will (2hr special lecture from my own perspective) [Web: 12/08/2019 | Clubhouse: 13/08/2019]