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Get Ready for ANU Day

Get Ready for ANU Day

Received an offer to study at ANU in 2015? Have questions about what's different about an ANU education? Unsure about making the move to university? Come to Get Ready for ANU Day

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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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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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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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03
Feb
2015
Brian Garrett (ANU): Some Remarks on Backwards Causation
03/02/2015 - 4:00pm

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