beginners philosophy with aleks

 ‘beginners friendly’ introduction to philosophy courses

next intake: june 2022

“MEANING, identity, AND power”

︎”Meaning, Identity, and Power” is a 6-week introductory philosophy course.

Click HERE for a week-by-week breakdown
Week 1: Existentialism
Week 2: Language & Meaning
Week 3: Power & Truth
Week 4: Feminism & Identity
Week 5: Postcolonialism & Equality 
Week 6: Good & Evil  


︎”Politics, Body, and Emotion” is a 6-week introductory philosophy course.

Click HERE for a week-by-week breakdown

Week 1: Work and Duty
Week 2: How to live a Good Life
Week 3: Consciousness
Week 4: Embodiment & Experience
Week 5: Free Will, Responsibility & Blame 
Week 6: Emotion, Grief, & Anger

(AEDT or Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

︎ Online (Zoom)

︎ June 2022 ︎︎︎ July 2022

💸 Pay what you can afford!

So far, 400 Philosophers have graduated from Beginners Philosophy with Aleks.

Beginners Philosophy with Aleks started in May 2021.


︎︎ what is the difference between the two courses? ︎︎

both courses are beginners-friendly

“meaning, identity, and power”  covers themes in existentialism, philosophy of language, metaphysics, feminism, and ethics

“politics, body, and emotion” covers themes in political philosophy, philosophy of mind (consciousness, free will, emotion), and identity

︎︎ how do i enrol? ︎︎

step 1: press the big “enrol” button above

step 2: pay what you can afford

recommended amount $150-$300 (cost of entire course)

︎Paypal ︎


if you select a different payment method on your enrolment form, aleks will be in touch ︎

︎︎ what do should i expect to get from this course? ︎︎

1. a respectful, kind, and welcoming space to learn and discuss philosophy

2. 12 hours of teaching spread accross 6 weeks

3. class summaries for each week

4. a curated reading list

5. an introduction to philosophy!

︎︎ what will i study? ︎︎

philosophy fundamentals

week 1: existentialism

week 2: language & meaning 

week 3: power & truth 

week 4: feminism & identity

week 5: postcolonialism & equality

week 6: interpretation & meaning


politics, body, and emotion

week 1: the ethics of capitalism

week 2: how to live a good life 

week 3: consciousness & body 

week 4: free will, responsibility, & causation

week 5: emotion & identity

week 6: the ethics of emotion

each class will have a brief required reading (as well as additional readings & resources)

︎︎ where will i study? ︎︎

online (zoom)

︎︎ how much does it cost? ︎︎

pay what you can afford

recommended amount is anywhere between $150-$300 for 12 hours of teaching and resources

i don’t ever want money to be a reason why someone wouldn’t be able to access this course

if you’re hesitating for financial reasons, please contact me ︎ ︎ ︎

the cost of the course will allow me to invest more time and energy into preparing materials, selecting content, and refining ideas

︎︎ who is teaching the course? ︎︎

classes are taught by aleks hammo

since 2018, aleks has hosted ‘aleks listens,’ a podcast which includes many interviews with world-leading philosophers

in 2020, aleks received a first-class honours degree in philosophy (BA) from the university of melbourne

in 2019-20, aleks received a scholarship to pursue his philosophy studies at king’s college london, and university college london

in 2022, aleks will continue his studies in philosophy at the australian national university, ranked #5 in the world for philosophy

︎︎ how long does each class run for? ︎︎

120 minutes, and I’ll always hang around for questions after class 🤓

︎︎ what structure will the class follow? ︎︎

~120 minutes of seminar-style teaching: lecturing and discussion at the same time

︎︎ how big is each class? ︎︎

class sizes are capped at 15

︎︎ when do classes start? ︎︎


meaning, identity, and power

week 1: tuesday FEB 15    6:30pm-8:30pm
week 2: tuesday FEB 22    6:30pm-8:30pm
week 3: tuesday MAR 1     6:30pm-8:30pm
week 4: tuesday MAR 8     6:30pm-8:30pm
week 5: tuesday MAR 15    6:30pm-8:30pm
week 6: tuesday MAR 22    6:30pm-8:30pm


politics, body, and emotion

week 1: wednesday FEB 16    6:30pm-8:30pm
week 2: wednesday FEB 23    6:30pm-8:30pm
week 3: wednesday MAR 2     6:30pm-8:30pm
week 4: wednesday MAR 9     6:30pm-8:30pm
week 5: wednesday MAR 16    6:30pm-8:30pm
week 6: wednesday MAR 23    6:30pm-8:30pm

︎︎ who can i contact for more info? ︎︎

please contact aleks via email or instagram
email ︎︎︎ contact(at) ︎
instagram ︎︎︎ @alekslistens ︎

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