Philosophy Courses

For details on each course, click on the appropriate link(s) below.

Philosophy Courses:

EarthDiverse offers the following Philosophy courses throughout the year on a rotating basis, with new courses offered regularly. Currently offered courses for this Term are in bold type:

Philosophy courses

General Information:

For more detailed information on each course, when offered, class times and locations, and course fees and registration) click on the appropriate course links above.

If the course you are interested in is not currently being taught, rest assured that it will be again in the future as we continuously rotate the courses on offer. We also plan to add additional Philosophy courses in the future.


  • All courses are moderated from an objective point of view.
  • Our Philosophy discussion groups (our Big Questions series) are moderated group discussions with two guest presenters each evening. The views of the guest presenters are designed to present alternative views objectively in order to help stimulate discussion. These views are not necessarily the views of EarthDiverse or the course moderators.
  • Any Term course can be taken independently of the others, and there are no prerequisites for any of our Term courses.
  • All classes encourage questions and group discussion. There are no assignments, required readings, quizzes, tests or exams.
  • PDF copies of each class presentation are emailed to all participants the next day so that you are free to focus on class content rather than taking notes. You are most welcome to come, sit back, relax, take part in and enjoy the discussions! (Please note that our Discussion groups do not have formal teaching presentations and hence will not have Powerpoint presentations to email out to the group.)
  • Course fees include a short tea/coffee/snack break in the middle of each session.
  • There are no refunds for missed classes.
  • Guests of registered participants are welcome to attend a single class at no charge.
  • Certificates of Completion for any particular Term Course or Series are available for Professional Development purposes upon request at the end of each Term or Series.


  • Term 1: begins the week on Mon 13 Feb, and ends Fri 7 Apr 2023
  • Term 2: begins the week of Mon 1 May, and ends Fri 23 Jun 2023
  • Term 3: begins the week of Mon 24 Jul, and ends Fri 15 Sep 2023
  • Term 4: begins the week of Mon 16 Oct, and ends Fri 8 Dec 2023

LOCATION: All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse Centre located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just 3 shops north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station, above Copier World) (entrance is located on the left side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.



  • Waged: NZ$175 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
  • Unwaged/Student/Senior: NZ$150 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)


In addition to our regular in-person classes offered in Hamilton, we offer ‘Distance Learning’ options for all of our courses. These on-line live-streaming distance-learning options are offered via free Zoom software. Distance-learning options have been added for those living outside the Waikato or for those unable to attend our in-person classes in Hamilton. If you are a Distance-Learner you have the option of joining our regular live classroom sessions via Zoom at the regularly scheduled class time, or you can watch a video-recording of the Zoom classroom session at your leisure and study at your own pace.

Your instructor will send you instructions once you have registered for your course.


Select the appropriate course link above, which will take you to the page for that particular course. Read the details for that course, and if you’d like to register, click on the blue “Register” button which will take you to Registration and Payment pages where you can securely enter in your payment details. A receipt will automatically be generated for you.