What Others Say

Comments

Yes, I found out what Philosophy was all about. I sometimes found it difficult to keep up as I did not realise how much time and effort the wet season takes up in order to deal with all of its problems. I gained a great deal from the course. I have found my self thinking and applying some of the ideas to my TV watching and reading. I found myself watching Survivors a UK program about a group of people who survived a pandemic and I kept thinking about whether the actions of some of the characters were ethical in the circumstances in which they found themselves.

Course name: 
15

Yes, I found out what Philosophy was all about. I sometimes found it difficult to keep up as I did not realise how much time and effort the wet season takes up in order to deal with all of its problems. I gained a great deal from the course. I have found my self thinking and applying some of the ideas to my TV watching and reading. I found myself watching Survivors a UK program about a group of people who survived a pandemic and I kept thinking about whether the actions of some of the characters were ethical in the circumstances in which they found themselves.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I enjoyed Alistair’s notes before each unit and also his summing up at the end of each unit, it certainly helped me with my directions.

Course name: 
15

I enjoyed Alistair’s notes before each unit and also his summing up at the end of each unit, it certainly helped me with my directions.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

My thanks to Alistair who led with gentleness and wisdom. He managed to prod us gently whenever we became bogged down in dogma or too enamoured of our own opinions. I am more introspective as a result.

Course name: 
15

My thanks to Alistair who led with gentleness and wisdom. He managed to prod us gently whenever we became bogged down in dogma or too enamoured of our own opinions. I am more introspective as a result.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

It lived up to it’s promise of being introduction... so much so, that I look forward to studying further in this field.

Course name: 
15

It lived up to it’s promise of being introduction... so much so, that I look forward to studying further in this field.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

Yes, it did exactly what it said - it gave me a good overview of the main thinkers who influenced Western philosophy as well as stimulating me to think deeply, compare and clarify my own philosophy. For me this was a very positive experience.

Course name: 
15

Yes, it did exactly what it said - it gave me a good overview of the main thinkers who influenced Western philosophy as well as stimulating me to think deeply, compare and clarify my own philosophy. For me this was a very positive experience.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I am glad that I have partaken in this course. It has opened several doors to me; made me acquainted with the development of the Western culture; helped me to clarify the way I think and react, and has given me an incentive to explore more about different philosophers and their theories.

Course name: 
15

I am glad that I have partaken in this course. It has opened several doors to me; made me acquainted with the development of the Western culture; helped me to clarify the way I think and react, and has given me an incentive to explore more about different philosophers and their theories.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

Overall a good course. Topic information excellent and tutor support first class. I achieved my objective to obtain some understanding and direction for future study.

Course name: 
15

Overall a good course. Topic information excellent and tutor support first class. I achieved my objective to obtain some understanding and direction for future study.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I was looking for a course that would reacquaint with a topic I studied some 40 years ago, a structured course with suggested reading guide. I have found the course excellent, very flexible, have been able to do it in my own time, as it suited me.

Course name: 
15

I was looking for a course that would reacquaint with a topic I studied some 40 years ago, a structured course with suggested reading guide. I have found the course excellent, very flexible, have been able to do it in my own time, as it suited me.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

Thanks for providing an excellent course in such a "digestable" manner. It’s prompted me to do another U3A Online course.

Course name: 
15

Thanks for providing an excellent course in such a "digestable" manner. It’s prompted me to do another U3A Online course.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

The course covered what I imagine are the main themes and theorists. Clearly written. Concise explanations of some complicated issues. Helped me clarify my own personal philosophy.

Course name: 
15

The course covered what I imagine are the main themes and theorists. Clearly written. Concise explanations of some complicated issues. Helped me clarify my own personal philosophy.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I enjoyed the course immensely and found at the conclusion I really missed the stimulation engendered in having to discipline myself to get the reading and thinking done in a time frame. And I have missed the opportunity to discuss thoughts and express ideas. So often we get into a rut of talking about mundane things in retirement - this was a new lease on life.

Course name: 
15

I enjoyed the course immensely and found at the conclusion I really missed the stimulation engendered in having to discipline myself to get the reading and thinking done in a time frame. And I have missed the opportunity to discuss thoughts and express ideas. So often we get into a rut of talking about mundane things in retirement - this was a new lease on life.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

At commencement of the course I had only a limited understanding of the subject and after working through the eight units with guidance of the Course Leader and input from other participants, I learned many ideas and principals new to me.

Course name: 
15

At commencement of the course I had only a limited understanding of the subject and after working through the eight units with guidance of the Course Leader and input from other participants, I learned many ideas and principals new to me.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

Many thanks Alistair for your input, warmth, sense of humour and generosity of spirit...I have enjoyed the course immensely and look forward to returning next year to take up some further learning...probably in course on Religions. May life continue to be an inspiration to you and you to others.

Course name: 
15

Many thanks Alistair for your input, warmth, sense of humour and generosity of spirit...I have enjoyed the course immensely and look forward to returning next year to take up some further learning...probably in course on Religions. May life continue to be an inspiration to you and you to others.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I just want to say thank you for leading us with your gentle prodding and erudite posts throughout the course. I have been one of the less communicative but I have been following the debates with great interest. I have often wished I had had more time to read all the links suggested but will get to some of them later. Meanwhile the course has been just what I hoped it would be and I feel much more informed than before and ready to pursue areas of interest to me. Incidentally, I have just been away camping in the bush with my family a long way from any other humans or their influences and I realised it is in places like that, with a desert sky stretching for ever above you and things natural all around you, that I can really appreciate my place in this universe and the things that are important to me. I find the city leaves me jangled without time to discuss the big things or just to sit and contemplate. Anyway, with recharged batteries, I will finish the course in my own time!

Course name: 
15

I just want to say thank you for leading us with your gentle prodding and erudite posts throughout the course. I have been one of the less communicative but I have been following the debates with great interest. I have often wished I had had more time to read all the links suggested but will get to some of them later. Meanwhile the course has been just what I hoped it would be and I feel much more informed than before and ready to pursue areas of interest to me. Incidentally, I have just been away camping in the bush with my family a long way from any other humans or their influences and I realised it is in places like that, with a desert sky stretching for ever above you and things natural all around you, that I can really appreciate my place in this universe and the things that are important to me. I find the city leaves me jangled without time to discuss the big things or just to sit and contemplate. Anyway, with recharged batteries, I will finish the course in my own time!

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I can not leave this course without expressing my appreciation to Alistair Pringle who’s ability to steer our group through many discussion points and at all times keeping the debates on course. It furthermore is a credit to the group as a whole to have kept debate to a high standard and when disagreements occurred they were gracefully acknowledged and respected. Thank you Anneke, Marion, Trevor for giving me such challenging posers at times. All I can say I have learnt a lot about things philosophical. Lots of encouragement to now follow up on many leads and hopefully gain more wisdom.

Course name: 
15

I can not leave this course without expressing my appreciation to Alistair Pringle who’s ability to steer our group through many discussion points and at all times keeping the debates on course. It furthermore is a credit to the group as a whole to have kept debate to a high standard and when disagreements occurred they were gracefully acknowledged and respected. Thank you Anneke, Marion, Trevor for giving me such challenging posers at times. All I can say I have learnt a lot about things philosophical. Lots of encouragement to now follow up on many leads and hopefully gain more wisdom.

Course name: 
Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

Pages