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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 Philip Pettit

Congratulations to Philip Pettit

The International Conference for the Study of Political Thought has awarded Philip Pettit the David and Elaine Spitz prize for On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy,...

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Celebration of the career of Emeritus Professor Frank Jackson

Celebration of the career of Emeritus Professor Frank Jackson

The School of Philosophy warmly invites you to celebrate the career and contribution to the ANU of Emeritus Professor Frank Jackson in a Public Lecture:

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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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Join a community of inspired minds in 2015

Join a community of inspired minds in 2015

If you choose ANU, you will learn from academics who are leaders in their fields; they have written the textbooks, appeared in the media, and advised governments on important social, political and cultural issues that affect us all.

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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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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
03
Feb
2015
Brian Garrett (ANU): TBA
03/02/2015 - 4:00pm

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12
Feb
2015
Brian Hedden (Sydney): Uniqueness and Metaepistemology
12/02/2015 - 4:00pm

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