TRUTH, BELIEF, FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE

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What is ‘Truth’?  What is ‘Knowledge’? What is ‘Belief’ or ‘Faith’? How do these all tie together? Does your sex affect how you think? These are fundamental questions at the core of science, ethics and general society, and remain well debated. This course will introduce and explore these ideas in acomprehensible and enjoyable way, looking at different ideas and issues, and relating those ideas to current topical debates.

Michael Couch has been teaching community education courses for over a decade. With an academic background in Philosophy, Classical Studies, Education and History, he recently completed his PhD in the History of Philosophy of Education in New Zealand. He enjoys learning new topics, and incorporates passion and wry humour into all the courses he teaches.