Philosophy ‘Shorts’

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12, 19 & 26 March 2024
Tue 7:00-8:30pm AEDT

Dr. Craig Hassed

Cost: $75.00 (3-week course)


Online via Zoom.
Meeting details will be supplied after registration.

Understanding Human Nature Through Plato’s Republic


The Republic is Plato’s most renowned philosophical work. Among the topics he explores are the nature of justice and the merits of different forms of government.

The conception of justice and government Plato proposes however, is not based on complex legal or political theory, but a profound understanding of the human soul or psyche.

In this three-week short course, we will explore Plato’s conception of human nature and see what light it sheds on the modern world for us as individuals and the implications for politics and the wider society in these troubled times.


Dr. Craig Hassed is renowned as a pioneer in the use of mindfulness meditation within the medical world and beyond. He helps people to use mindfulness for their personal use as a means of reducing stress, promoting mental and physical wellbeing and improving performance.

Dr. Hassed has published many articles in peer reviewed journals and books on the benefits of mindfulness and speaks at national and interational forums promoting mindfulness practice in a wide range of fields.