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Why Study Philosophy?

Why Study Philosophy?

Because: it addresses fundamental questions of human existence; it is intrinsically fascinating; it instils techniques of criticism and argument; and philosophy students get jobs at rates that compare well to other graduates.

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Eminent Achievement and Merit of the Highest Order

Eminent Achievement and Merit of the Highest Order

Professor David Chalmers of the School of Philosophy has won the 2013 Peter Baume Award. The ANU's most prestigious award, it recognises eminent achievement and merit of the highest order.

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 Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellowship

Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellowship

Professor Daniel Nolan, Deputy Head of the ANU School of Philosophy, has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. This honour, the result of a rigorous assessment process, recognises excellence and scholarship.

Hayek Prize awarded to Professor Geoffrey Brennan

Hayek Prize awarded to Professor Geoffrey Brennan

The School of Philosophy congratulates Geoff Brennan on being the 2014 recipient of the Hayek medal.

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Feminist ripostes to the responsibility to protect doctrine

Feminist ripostes to the responsibility to protect doctrine

In this lecture Dr Susan Harris Rimmer considers recent work exploring the potential for for alignment between the Women Peace and Security Agenda and 'R2P' around the goal of accountability for sexual violence in conflict.

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Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture 2014 Online

Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture 2014 Online

Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture 2014: Philip Pettit, Now Online: ABC Big Ideas website

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ANU School of Philosophy

The School focuses on research and education in many areas of philosophy. Our particular strengths lie in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics and European philosophy.

The heart of the School is its research culture. We host about 50-60 international visitors a year. We run three seminar series a week, two named lectures and up to six conferences and workshops a year.

Philosophy was a foundation discipline in the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) when ANU was created in the 1940s. The School of Philosophy took on its current form in 2010 when the RSSS assumed responsibility for the administration of undergraduate philosophy at ANU.

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Upcoming seminars
21
Aug
2014
Massimo Renzo (Warwick): Duties of Citizenship and Just War
21/08/2014 - 4:00pm

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25
Aug
2014
Cheyney Ryan (Oregon): Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?
25/08/2014 - 12:30pm

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