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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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Congratulations to Daniel Nolan

Congratulations to Daniel Nolan

Professor Daniel Nolan has been awarded a National Humanities Center Fellowship for the American Academic year 2015-2016.

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David Chalmers inspires the title of new Tom Stoppard play 'The Hard Problem'

David Chalmers inspires the title of new Tom Stoppard play 'The Hard Problem'

The play’s title is inspired by Australian philosopher David Chalmers, a specialist in the philosophy of the mind: he introduced the term "hard problem" in relation to human consciousness.

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John Cusbert wins J.G. Crawford Prize

John Cusbert wins J.G. Crawford Prize

Congratulations to John Cusbert for being awarded the J.G. Crawford prize for 2013.

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Philip Pettit: The Emergence of Ethics

Philip Pettit: The Emergence of Ethics

Lecture 1: Friday 6th March 1.30 - 3.30pm From Language to Commitment Lecture 2: Wednesday 11th March 3.00 - 5.00pm From Commitment to Morality

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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
10
Mar
2015
David Wiens (UCSD): What Second Best Scenarios Reveal About Ideals of Global Justice
10/03/2015 - 1:00pm

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10
Mar
2015
Renato Rocha (UFSC): On Natural Properties
10/03/2015 - 4:00pm

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