Community Education Courses "Reading the Classics"

Community Education - "Reading the Classics"

Reading the Classics Series
Sponsored by Friends of the Veech Library

The Reading the Classics sessions are ordinarily six weeks long at two hours a week without any assessment and provide the opportunity to learn new things and to engage in interesting discussion with like-minded people. Each session involves reading a classic work in philosophy, spirituality or theology. Tuition fee is $120 each session, and there is a 10% discount available for Members of the Friends of the Veech Library.


SEMESTER 1, 2014

Reading the Classics in Philosophy:
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Andrew Murray

Aristotle's Physics  [Registration Form]
The Physics is Aristotle’s first and most substantial work of natural philosophy and so establishes many of the principles and directions of his philosophy. What is nature and what things are natural? How do we account for change, motion, space and time? How is causality to be understood and how close can we get to recognising at least the existence of a first cause? Other works of physics deal with heavenly bodies, generation and corruption and the nature of weather.

Selected readings will enable the class first to grapple with fundamental principles and then to expand into other areas.

A booklet of readings will be supplied at minimal cost. In addition, it is recommended that students purchase the Oxford World's Classics edition of the Physics translated by David Bostock and Robin Waterfield, which is available from Abbey's Bookshop.

Wednesdays 7–9pm 5th March, 12th March, 19th March, 26th March 2nd April, 9th April 2014

 

Reading the Classics in Philosophy
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Andrew Murray

Aristotle's Physics II
The Physics II will continue the study and exploration of Aristotle’s physical works. Having completed Physics I isn’t a pre-requisite for this class.

A booklet of readings will be supplied at minimal cost. In addition, it is recommended that students purchase the Oxford World's Classics edition of the Physics translated by David Bostock and Robin Waterfield, which is available from Abbey's Bookshop.

Wednesdays 7-9pm 30th April, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, and 4th June

 

 

SEMESTER 2, 2014


Reading the Classics will not run in Semester 2, 2014