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I felt the course gave a clear overview of the influence of the philosophy underpinning the development of the Western world to the present day. This introduction has provided me the motivation to follow up on a wider study of the subject.

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I felt the course gave a clear overview of the influence of the philosophy underpinning the development of the Western world to the present day. This introduction has provided me the motivation to follow up on a wider study of the subject.

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I deliberately chose an untutored course and not to enter into any discussions. I talked about the issues with family and friends, being able to study at my own pace was particularly helpful. The Internet links were easy to use and gave me as much depth and breadth as I wished to follow. Thanks.

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I deliberately chose an untutored course and not to enter into any discussions. I talked about the issues with family and friends, being able to study at my own pace was particularly helpful. The Internet links were easy to use and gave me as much depth and breadth as I wished to follow. Thanks.

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

It gave what it said "an introduction." It gave more. The links have set me on a trail that now continues and will involve more reading.

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It gave what it said "an introduction." It gave more. The links have set me on a trail that now continues and will involve more reading.

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Its logical structure enabled us to progress through the salient periods of thought, and challenged us to question our own beliefs with reason rather than opinions. It has renewed my interest in philosophy and I intend to pursue those topics that titillated me.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Its logical structure enabled us to progress through the salient periods of thought, and challenged us to question our own beliefs with reason rather than opinions. It has renewed my interest in philosophy and I intend to pursue those topics that titillated me.

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

The course has certainly met my objectives and I have enjoyed the course tremendously. The tutor was unbiased and appeared to have good knowledge on the subject.

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The course has certainly met my objectives and I have enjoyed the course tremendously. The tutor was unbiased and appeared to have good knowledge on the subject.

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

Now that I've been through the Unit 8: Philosophy of Religion and gained much from it feel I must put a note on the Discussion Board. This note is to thank you for handling such an incredibly difficult topic with such consummate skill, succinctness and clarity. Had lots of thoughts provoked, fresh insights illumined and prejudices challenged all without provocation and for this student at least, hold that this is a brilliant result. By-the-by: because of all the good feelings your writing / course design / pedagogy has inspired, will be signing up for another U3A course!

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Now that I've been through the Unit 8: Philosophy of Religion and gained much from it feel I must put a note on the Discussion Board. This note is to thank you for handling such an incredibly difficult topic with such consummate skill, succinctness and clarity. Had lots of thoughts provoked, fresh insights illumined and prejudices challenged all without provocation and for this student at least, hold that this is a brilliant result. By-the-by: because of all the good feelings your writing / course design / pedagogy has inspired, will be signing up for another U3A course!

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

The reason I joined the U3A was to increase my knowledge and to see if I wanted to tackle a degree in Philosophy. I found the subject I was interested in and an excellent course leader who opened my mind even further. Through the U3A and Dr. Alistar Pringle I am now confident to tackle a degree. Roger Mika

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The reason I joined the U3A was to increase my knowledge and to see if I wanted to tackle a degree in Philosophy. I found the subject I was interested in and an excellent course leader who opened my mind even further. Through the U3A and Dr. Alistar Pringle I am now confident to tackle a degree. Roger Mika

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

The introduction to philosophy online course is really brilliant! How about a level 2 course or perhaps an introduction to eastern philosophy? Well done to everyone involved in the course.

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The introduction to philosophy online course is really brilliant! How about a level 2 course or perhaps an introduction to eastern philosophy? Well done to everyone involved in the course.

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Introduction to Western Philosophy - Course Leader

I found this a very interesting and informative course, excellently presented with clear explanations, pictures, quotes and numerous links. I particularly appreciated Alistair\\'s commentary, advice and referrals - this was very helpful. I would recommend it to anybody who is interested in this subject (and that should be everybody?)

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I found this a very interesting and informative course, excellently presented with clear explanations, pictures, quotes and numerous links. I particularly appreciated Alistair\\'s commentary, advice and referrals - this was very helpful. I would recommend it to anybody who is interested in this subject (and that should be everybody?)

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Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies - Course Leader

A personal observation: this course is quite comprehensive and I would have liked more time to do the reading, research and writing required. Could fortnightly units be an option? Or drawn out into 2 courses? I feel Alistair\\'s critique is invaluable.

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A personal observation: this course is quite comprehensive and I would have liked more time to do the reading, research and writing required. Could fortnightly units be an option? Or drawn out into 2 courses? I feel Alistair\\'s critique is invaluable.

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Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies - Course Leader

I find I am now able to look at politics in a different perspective. Thank you very much.

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I find I am now able to look at politics in a different perspective. Thank you very much.

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Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies - Course Leader

I found the course most interesting and informative. I am a 90-year-old Swedish lady, living alone in a retirement village.

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I found the course most interesting and informative. I am a 90-year-old Swedish lady, living alone in a retirement village.

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Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies - Course Leader

I took this course as a tutor at U3A Brisbane over approximately 24 ninety minute sessions with an average of eight students. We all found the course material excellent. It was clearly written and covered the major ideologies in an interesting and comprehensive way. We appreciated having the relevant information presented with the advantages and disadvantages of each ideology, without bias. The links added historical interest, depth and colour to the topic and the people under discussion. Thank you, Alistair for a fabulous, stimulating course.

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I took this course as a tutor at U3A Brisbane over approximately 24 ninety minute sessions with an average of eight students. We all found the course material excellent. It was clearly written and covered the major ideologies in an interesting and comprehensive way. We appreciated having the relevant information presented with the advantages and disadvantages of each ideology, without bias. The links added historical interest, depth and colour to the topic and the people under discussion. Thank you, Alistair for a fabulous, stimulating course.

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Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies - Course Leader

I found it very interesting, challenging my pre-conceptions and generally expanding my knowledge of the subject.

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I found it very interesting, challenging my pre-conceptions and generally expanding my knowledge of the subject.

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Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies - Course Leader

While not isolated, most adult education classes in my area are at night, which is not for me. Being new to the Internet I had some problems at first but learnt as I went along. Except for the Discussion Board which I did not master, when my contributions did appear it was just a happy accident.

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While not isolated, most adult education classes in my area are at night, which is not for me. Being new to the Internet I had some problems at first but learnt as I went along. Except for the Discussion Board which I did not master, when my contributions did appear it was just a happy accident.

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Left, Right or Centre: A very brief Introduction to Political Ideologies - Course Leader

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