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Radical Change: 1850-1940

Radical Change: 1850-1940

Focuses on a crucial period of change and innovation in European art practices. Addresses ideas about art and the visual, the consequences and complexities of which are still being played out in the art and socio-cultural worlds of today. Course outline Painting...

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“Slave to the Passions?”: Philosophy and the Emotions

“Slave to the Passions?”: Philosophy and the Emotions

What role do the emotions play in our intellectual and emotional life? Recent decades have seen significant advances in psychological understanding of the emotions and their influence on our behaviour and action. Philosophy has tried to follow suit, and this course is designed to apply some of the approaches philosophers have taken in trying to gain a better understanding of the emotions.
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Trade policy of the European Union in times of rising protectionism

Trade policy of the European Union in times of rising protectionism

Trade deficits, trade wars, protectionism are buzzwords back in the news. While globalization is called into question, tit-for-tat tariffs have chilled business confidence and investment. However the EU still believes in the benefits of free trade, thus it is committed to defend the WTO and to extend its network of free trade agreements such as the one with New Zealand.
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Paradoxes: An approach to philosophy

Paradoxes: An approach to philosophy

Paradoxes reveal vagueness at the edges of our concepts. That is why philosophers from the earliest times have loved to formulate, discuss, and try to resolve paradoxes arising across almost every field of philosophical enquiry. This course aims to approach philosophy and logical reasoning through an examination an introduction to some of the most famous and provocative paradoxes.
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